What's New with PCPCH?

October 3, 2016
Video coming soon!

There are over 600 Oregon primary care clinics recognized as a Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH). Chances are you work in, or collaborate with, one of these clinics in some capacity. Get the inside scoop on what's changing in the PCPCH Program, including new standards for attestation in 2017.

During this webinar, participants will:
  • Learn how the PCPCH model is transitioning from 4 levels of designation to 5 levels
  • Understand how the existing 3 STAR desigination is being replaced by the new, 5 STAR designation
  • Explore revisions to 12 of the existing PCPCH Standards
  • Receive information on the new must-pass measure (now there are 11 must-pass measures)

Presented by:

Evan Saulino, M.D., PhD
PCPCH Clinical Advisor
Oregon Health Authority PCPCH Program

Dr. Saulino is a family physician in Portland, Oregon, at a "safety-net" residency teaching clinic, where approximately half of his patients have private insurance, and half receive Medicaid or are uninsured. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California - San Diego, and his medical degree and PhD in Microbiology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to seeing patients in the clinic, he works on a variety of health policy, advocacy, and communications issues with groups such as the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians, as well as with legislators in Oregon and nationally. Through his position at the Providence Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE), Dr. Saulino acts as the clinical advisor for the PCPCH program, working to bridge the gap between policy and practice.  

Chris Carrera
Improvement & Implementation Manager
Oregon Health Authority

Chris has worked in health care since 1998. His roles have included: delivering direct patient care as an LPN and EMT in family medicine, urgent care, emergency medicine, outpatient surgery, and medical-surgical-oncology units; EPIC analyst for oncology and ambulatory clinics; quality improvement coordination; and clinic manager positions. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management, and a Master of Public Administration. Prior to becoming the Improvement & Implementation Manager at OHA – which includes management of the PCPCH Program - Chris served as a Practice Coach with the PCPCH team.  His role as a Practice Coach included conducting site visits at, and providing technical assistance to, recognized PCPCH clinics throughout the State of Oregon.