Lessons Learned from Implementing the UChicago Comprehensive Care Physician (CCP) Model

December 18, 2018

Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network is pleased to welcome the University of Chicago's David Meltzer, MD, PhD, and Emily Perish, MPP, for a webinar entitled, “Lessons Learned from Implementing the UChicago Comprehensive Care Physician (CCP) Model.” The CCP model is based on the belief that relationships between patients and doctors is important for health, and the study paired patients with the same physicians for both primary care needs and hospitalizations. After reviewing preliminary study results, researchers found the CCP model was preferred by patients and also reduced costs and hospitalizations.

Join us for a discussion on implementing the CCP model, overcoming challenges, and reflecting on study findings. Our presenters will share their experiences with 2018 Comprehensive Care Learning Collaborative (CCLC), a forum for discussing the treatment of patients at increased risk of hospitalization. The program focused on improving care while meeting TCPI milestones and MIPS program Improvement activity requirements. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the rationale, operations, findings and dissemination plan for the UChicago Comprehensive Care Physician (CCP) model
  • Explain the 2018 Comprehensive Care Learning Collaborative (CCLC) content, efficacy and plans for the 2019 CCLC  

About the speakers:

David Meltzer, MD, PhD, is Director of Comprehensive Care Physician (CCP) Program at the University of Chicago, where he is the Fanny L. Pritzker Professor in the Department of Medicine, Department of Economics and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies. He also serves at the University as the Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine, Director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences, and Director of the Health Lab within the Urban Labs. He has practiced as a hospitalist and primary care physician at the University of Chicago for over 20 years and grew up on the South Side of Chicago.

Emily Perish, MPP, is Director of Operations & Business Development for the CCP Program. Emily joined the CCP team while pursuing her Masters of Public Policy at the University of Chicago where she focused on health policy, inequities and economics. After graduating, she was selected to participate in the Administrative Fellowship at University of Chicago Medicine, continuing to work with the CCP program around development and expansion. Before graduate school, Emily managed district operations and strategic development within the Illinois House of Representatives and performed independent research about the use of mobile health interventions to improve maternal health outcomes.

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