Spring 2016 Newsletter

A NOTE FROM DIRECTOR, CHARLIE ALFERO The New Mexico Primary Care Training Consortium embodies good health in its student recruitment collaboration and focus on health equity and access. It is rare to be involved with so many like-minded people, volunteering their time to improve training quality and expanded family medicine experiences around the state. Family Medicine residency program directors and other primary care leaders have such a profound sense of social responsibility and the collegiality necessary to build valuable services and systems. We are looking forward to participating in the American Academy of Family Physician (AAFP) National recruitment fair in
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Winter 2016 Newsletter

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR, CHARLIE ALFERO HEALTHCARE ACCESS AND PRIMARY CARE Access to primary care services is at the core of most of the latest thinking around health care reform. Recently, Medicare published a request for information from the public in their attempts to measure access to services in the Medicaid population and how to certify “Qualified Health Plans” that receive public money to ensure service provision to Medicaid. Then there is MIPS and MACRA, two additional thoughts about improving services at CMS, as well as the widely used term “care Coordination,” a step further in patient support systems from
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Fall 2015 Newsletter

Happy Autumn! The New Mexico Primary Care Training Consortium recently held its first Summit in August 2015 and it was proven to be a success. Over 90 stakeholders consisting of state agencies, universities, hospitals and primary care providers came together over two days to discuss further development of residency programs in NM. Participants heard from experts on topics that included Accreditation and Residency Training; Community-Based Residency Education and Engagement; Residency Training and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs); and Medicaid Funding Support for Training. The conference was structured so that industry leaders could meet by sector to discuss options and restrictions
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2015 New Mexico Primary Care Training Consortium Summit

August 10 & 11 Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Conference Room 2401 12th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 The purpose of this summit is to learn more about the Medicaid Teaching Health Center Program, a new funding mechanism, and to help communities that are interested in family medicine residency training explore primary care training in their communities with local partners. The NMPCTC gratefully acknowledges the support of: Burrell School of Osteopathic Medicine Community Health Innovations New Mexico Health Resources New Mexico Hospital Association New Mexico Primary Care Association University of New Mexico Summit Resources, Presentations, and Handouts Summit Handouts Welcome Letter
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Primary Care Training in New Mexico: Statewide Summit

  Primary Care Training in New Mexico: Statewide Summit August 10 and 11, 2015 Indian Pueblo Cultural Center 2401 12th St. NW Albuquerque, NM (map) Join us for a summit to determine priorities for planning and expanding primary care physician training in New Mexico. Register here today! August 10 Registration and lunch – 11:30am Summit sessions – 12:00pm to 5:30pm Reception – 5:30pm to 7:00pm August 11 Registration and breakfast – 7:30am Summit sessions – 8:00am to 12:30pm The purpose of the summit is to: Discuss how community based primary care training is important to the future of  health care
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HMS Residency Program March 2015 Newsletter

Where Our Residents Have Been!
 Family Medicine Inpatient Service at MMC 
Dr. Sumulong, M.D
 PGY3 Resident Physician
 Working in the trenches of the
family medicine inpatient
service at Memorial Medical
Center in Las Cruces for the past
month, I served as one of two
senior residents overseeing care
for critically ill patients. In
partnership with the Las Cruces
family medicine residency
program, I also provided weekend coverage for multiple inpatient
services including inpatient pediatrics as well as labor and
delivery. Overall, I emerged more confident in my ability to care for
patients in the inpatient setting. Thank you so much for a great
learning opportunity Las Cruces! – Cid   Emergency Department, Pulmonology,
Radiology

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A Note From Charlie Alfero, NMPCTC Director

I’ve been working in health care in New Mexico for almost 37 years. That is a long time. Much has gotten better, like access and consistent opportunities for care, and much has gotten worse such as the cost of health insurance, testing and invasive medicine and, most drastically, the distribution of training between primary care specialties and sub-specialties. What this translates into is a physician workforce that is not focused on prevention or health, but extending life through advanced technical interventions. The results are high costs and poor quality of life. And when you combine that with a society that
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Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program, Las Cruces

Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program, Las Cruces 2014 has been quite busy and the SNMFMRP has made some exciting changes to make our Family Medicine Residency Program even better and enhance the patient care offered to our community. Here are highlights: We have started a Pediatric Hospitalist service run by the residents and faculty under the direction of pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Lichtenfels, MD. Dr. Danielle Fitzsimmons-Pattison has joined our Family Medicine faculty. Memorial Medical Center has started an Acute Care Clinical Pharmacy Residency. This has allowed SNMFMRP to start an MTM pharmacy clinic and has allowed us to
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Hidalgo Medical Services Family Medicine Residency, Silver City

In June of 2014, the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation awarded grant monies to 16 different family medicine residency programs to increase vaccination rates in the 65+ population with the specific goal of increasing rates of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination. The HMS Family Medicine Residency Program was one of them! Their project is named in memory of a community member who passed as a result of complications related to H1N1 Influenza during the 2013-2014 flu season. The HMS Family Medicine residents and faculty are implementing quality improvement measures to increase awareness amongst providers as well as the community on
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