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ACCP Report - November 2019

About the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC)


The Primary Care Collaborative (formerly the Patient-Center Primary Care Collaborative, or PCPCC) is a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder organization dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). Founded in 2006, PCC brings together physician and nursing groups, patient and consumer organizations, health plans, employers, industry, quality organizations, health systems, and others to forge a consensus about policy solutions that further primary care. ACCP is an executive member of PCC.

In 2010–2012, ACCP led the PCPCC Medication Management Task Force in developing the comprehensive medication management (CMM) resource guide titled Integrating Comprehensive Medication Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes. This guide outlines the rationale for including CMM services in integrated patient-centered care. The guide also delineates the key steps in promoting best practices and achieving meaningful quality improvements for patients while reducing the costs associated with poor-quality outcomes.

In 2018, PCC partnered with ACCP to coordinate and deliver a webinar discussing how CMM can optimize value and patient outcomes. Developed with the input of ACCP members and staff, the program highlighted how CMM contributes to achieving the “Quadruple Aim” (better care, better health, lower costs, and greater joy for clinicians and staff in delivery of care). The webinar was designed for a variety of audiences, including physicians, administrators, and payers.

Recently, PCC announced its name and acronym change from PCPCC at its annual meeting on November 4–5, 2019, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. This rebranding also included a new logo and tagline: “Convening – Collaborating – Transforming.” As an executive member, ACCP continues to support PCC in advancing team-based primary care.