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Published Sept. 24, 2015

South Carolina’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Alliance will host a free workshop Oct. 2 to help medical practices improve their management of chronic care and care transitions for patients.

The event is open to primary care practices in South Carolina.

“We’ve designed the workshop to assist health care practices in developing quality improvement skills and improving the delivery of care for patients with chronic conditions and during transitions of care,” said Noreen O’Donnell, director of clinical strategy and innovation at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, a founding member of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Alliance.

The workshop will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 2, in the Canal Room at EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia. Lunch will be provided. Deadline to register is today. To attend, click here.

The alliance is a collaborative effort of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, BlueChoice HealthPlan, the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, the S.C. Medical Association, the S.C. Primary Health Care Association and the S.C. Office of Rural Health.

The alliance aims to improve the health and patient experience by implementing the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model statewide. The PCMH is a team-based approach led by a primary care physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. It reinforces and rewards coordination between primary care and other practitioners to provide and monitor patient care. It engages patients in their own care and treatment and is supported financially by insurance companies.

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