Jan Bull
Nursing Alliance for Quality Care (NAQC) 


Tuesday April 5, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM EDT

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800 21st Street, NW
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      The Nursing Alliance for Quality Care and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners are pleased to invite you to a symposium about the important role advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) serve in delivering higher quality, lower cost, primary care and the provisions for nurse-led medical homes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).   

     ACA provisions include establishment of patient-centered medical homes, a model that facilitates partnerships among patients, primary care providers, and other members of the health care team. Learn how APRNs and RNs can assume significant leadership roles in the delivery of care through medical homes.
     This symposium provides attendees an opportunity to understand the provisions and accreditation requirements for patient-centered medical homes, hear first hand from APRNs about innovative nurse-led homes, view quality performance data already gathered and analyzed, and acquire positioning and marketing strategies for nurse-led medical homes in the new health care environment that includes accountable care organizations.    

General fee: $150    Fee for students: $25  Webcast $95
Click on "Register Now" below to register for this event.
This Continuing Nursing Education Activity was approved by MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION,  accredited as an approver by The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

For more information, call Jan Bull at 202.994.5083, or Dr. Mary Jean Schumann, Executive Director at 202.994.3484,

Support for this project was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Symposium Goals:

This symposium will help bring the nurses’ perspective, as well as the perspectives of consumers, accreditors, payers and policymakers, to bear on the role of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in solving the primary care needs identified during health reform. The meeting provides attendees with opportunities to understand the provisions and accreditation requirements for patient-centered medical homes, hear firsthand from advanced practice registered nurses about innovative nurse-led primary care homes, gain insight into key quality and performance data, and acquire positioning and marketing strategies for nurse-led medical homes in a new health care environment that includes accountable care organizations.  In addition to increasing knowledge, we want to increase enthusiasm about the very positive role nurse practitioners can play as leaders of primary care health homes. We hope to encourage more nurses in advanced practice to pursue recognition as leaders of primary care health homes.

Intended Audience:  Nurses at all levels of practice, management, and leadership.

Learning Objectives:

1.   Identify best practices from described models of nurse-led primary care clinics or medical homes that lead to increasing access to quality care for consumers.

2.  Describe one potentially successful pathway to ccreditation of a nurse-led medical home.

3.  Identify approaches to implementation of recommendations from the IOM Future of Nursing Report.

Successful Completion of this Continuing Nursing Education Activity:

In order to receive full contact-hour credit for this CNE activity, you must:

1.      Sign the roster with your name and contact information,

2.      Attend the entire activity, and

3.      Complete and submit the Evaluation Form(s) as directed before you leave at the conclusion

Nurse-Led Medical Homes
Increasing Access to Quality Care
April 5, 2011

8:00am-8:30am Continental Breakfast / Networking
8:30am-8:40am Welcome
Dr. Ellen Dawson, PhD, ANP, Senior Associate Dean, George Washington University School of Nursing
Tim Knettler, CEO, American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
8:40am-8:50am Challenge to Participants
Dr. Michael Painter, MD, JD, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
8:50am-9:30am Nurse-Led Medical Homes-A Model that Leads to Quality of Care for Consumers and Nurses
Dr. Nancy Rothman, MSN, EdD, RN, Independence Foundation Professor of Urban Community Nursing, Director of Community-based Practices, Temple University
9:30am-10:30am Models of Innovative Nurse-led Medical Homes (panel)
Dr. Jan Towers, PhD, NP-C, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (Moderator)
  • Sean Lyon, MSN, APRN, CS, FNP, Life Long Care, Inc.
  • Donna Torrisi, FNP – Executive Director, Falls Family Counseling Network
  • Elaine Fox, Vice President for Specialized Health Services, Public Health Management Corporation
Facilitated discussion/Q&A  
10:30am-10:45am Break
10:45am-11:15am Role of Certified Nurse Midwives in Nurse-led Medical Homes
Tina Johnson, CNM, MS, Director, Professional Practice and Health Policy, American College of Nurse-Midwives
11:15am-12:00pm National Data’s Portrait of Nurse-led Primary Care Centers
Joanne M. Pohl, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, Professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing; Principal Investigator, Institute for Nursing Centers
12:00pm-12:30pm Lunch and networking
12:30pm-1:15pm  Federally Qualified Health Centers Advanced Primary Care Practice Demonstrations
Pauline Lapin, MHS, Senior Advisor, Center for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation
1:15pm-1:45pm Engaged Consumer Support for Nurse-led Medical Homes
Joyce Dubow, Senior Director, Health Care Reform, AARP

Recognition and Accreditation of Nurse-led Medical Homes
Christine Leyden, MSN, RN, Senior Vice President of Client Services and Chief Accreditation Officer, URAC

Lon Berkeley,  MS, BA, Project Director, Community Health Center Accreditation, The Joint Commission

2:30pm-3:30pm Value-based Purchasing: Fit between Accountable Care Organizations and Measuring Quality in Nurse-led Medical Homes
Dr. Greg Pawlson, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President of National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Mary Jean Schumann, DNP, MBA, RN, CPNP
Executive Director, Nursing Alliance for Quality Care