Blue Cross to host statewide summit on innovative healthcare delivery model, the Patient-Centered Medical Home

The summit will be available for free live viewing online.


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana will hold a summit in Baton Rouge, La., on Tues., Dec. 6, with leading healthcare experts to discuss the Patient-Centered Medical Home delivery model.

The summit will be available for free live viewing online:
To register, go to
To watch, go to
(The summit also will be recorded and available later for on-demand viewing.)

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CT
Paul Grundy, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.E.M., F.A.C.P.M.
President, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
As President of the PCPCC in Washington, D.C., and Global Director of IBM’s Health Care Transformation efforts, Dr. Grundy is the nation’s leading advocate of delivery and payment reform through the Patient-Centered Medical Home model.

Diane Rittenhouse, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Department of Family/Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
A leading health policy researcher and practicing primary care physician, Dr. Rittenhouse has been at the vanguard of delivery model reform and research efforts. She is a nationally recognized commentator and author of key works addressing the development and adoption of the PCMH model by practices through the country.

Bryan Demarie, M.D.
Board-certified Internist, NCQA Double Distinction Medical Clinic of North Texas
A Louisiana native and practicing physician at the Medical Clinic of North Texas, Dr. Demarie has led his facility to national recognition for PCMH best practices, innovative care coordination and integration of electronic medical record systems.

Ken Phenow, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
As the senior clinical officer at Blue Cross, Dr. Phenow advocates healthcare delivery transformation efforts across the state and nation. He is a board-certified family medicine physician with proven experience in quality improvement initiatives, disease management programs and value-driven alternative delivery models and payment mechanisms, such as the Patient-Centered Medical Home. 

David Hanekom, M.D. F.A.C.P., C.M.P.E.
Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
As the chief clinical officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota, Dr. Hanekom has overseen the design and implementation of MediQHome, a care transformation program based on the Patient-Centered Medical Home model. He supervises a spectrum of medical management activities, including utilization review, case management, mental health services, chiropractic services, medical policy, pharmacy, wellness, quality assurance, referral management and health informatics.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home is an innovative blueprint of change in the healthcare industry. It provides accountable, coordinated and collaborative care resulting in better health and better care at a better cost. The medical home is not a place or building but a way to better coordinate the current fragmented healthcare delivery system. It is a model of care that encourages and strengthens the doctor-patient relationship by replacing episodic and reactive diseased-focused care with organized and proactive care, focused on preventing disease and preserving health.

The healthcare industry is facing unprecedented change. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has answered the call for new and innovative delivery models by embracing the concept of the Patient-Centered Medical Home. 

To attend the free summit at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, please register at