Oregon's Innovative Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program

Webinar Date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) Webinar - Evan Saulino, MD, PhD, a family physician at the Providence Southeast Family Medicine Clinic, will describe innovative work by the Oregon Health Authority Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program (PCPCH). Dr. Saulino acts as the Clinical Advisor for Oregon’s PCPCH Program, which works with clinics serving over 3 million patients across Oregon. 

The Oregon legislature established the PCPCH program in 2009 through passage of House Bill 2009. The goals of the program are to develop strategies to identify and measure what a primary care home does, promote their development and encourage Oregonians to seek care through recognized Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes.  

In this webinar, Oregon's Support for Strong Primary Care, Dr. Saulino describes the new Oregon legislation, passed in July 2017, to double over a five year period the amount of money spent by all Oregon payers on primary care. These additional funds will be channeled into primary care alternative payment models.