Johns Hopkins Medicine CME - ACA and PCMH Will Change Everything!!

(This activity has been approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ )


There is no doubt that health care delivery is rapidly changing.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has survived Supreme Court challenges and appears to be here for the long term.  A central feature of this act is the formation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH).  It is the PCMH that will dramatically change the market for health care services.  This course begins with economics.  Market behavior depends on supply and demand.  While the ACA will significantly alter supply and demand of medical services, PCMHs will change how those services are accessed by the public.  This course will review the economics of the ACA,  the effect of PCMH on patient’s access to your practice, and then the “what to do” in response.  The ACA and PCMH will affect every physician in every specialty in every setting.  When the market shifts, it occurs quickly, and those unprepared are left behind.

Target Audience

This online course has been prepared for any individual who works as a healthcare provider.  There are no prerequisites to participate.


Paul Gurny   M.B.A.   M.S.  Managing Director,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC., Senior Professional Instructor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

David Joyce  M.D.   M.B.A.   Director of Educational Programs,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC.


After participating in this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Describe the structure of PCMH.
  • Identify the effect of PCMH on specialists .
  • Discuss the economic effects of the ACA on healthcare.
  • Discuss forming strategy to adapt to healthcare market change. 
  • Apply business fundamentals relating to private practice, hospital administration and government agencies.

The video tutorial is divided into  20 - 30 minute segments to enhance the learning experience. It can be viewed on any smart device an unlimited number of times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Total viewing time     (78:42)

Estimated time to complete the module and post-test     1.5 hours

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

JHU Faculty/Staff Only: If you are using your Tuition Remission Benefit or an ION budget, please complete this REGISTRATION FORM 8 2014  and return with appropriate payment processing form to OCME, Turner 20. Information can be found on-line at

Purchase this CME course.

This CME course can be viewed on any device connected to the internet on an unlimited basis.