Iowa Chronic Care Consortium Announces Webinar on How to Use Health Coaches to Increase Practice Revenue

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Free webinar to be held on Thursday, July 18th at 11am Central time. Specifically suited to providers and staff in or considering a PCMH: register here.

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"Market dynamics are forcing physicians to reinvent their practices. In 30 minutes, this webinar will cover how to use health coaches to increase clinical effectiveness and the financial health of your business." Dr. Steve Eckstat

The Iowa Chronic Care Consortium (ICCC) announced today that it will host the first in a series of educational webinars on July 18, 2013 at 11am central. "Using Health Coaches to Drive Quality and Revenue in the PCMH" will feature Dr. Steve Eckstat, cofounder and former director of Mercy Clinics for Mercy Health Network, and is specifically oriented to physicians and staff that are either active in a Patient-Centered Medical Home or are considering the transition. The PCMH places significantly greater quality and cost reduction requirements on the provider practice, and the effective addition of health coaches into the practice’s care delivery process is one of the simplest, most cost-effective steps a provider can take to improve patient outcomes, reduce the cost of care and increase the revenues of the practice.

Dr. Eckstat will discuss how healthcare reform and new care delivery models are impacting the business of healthcare delivery, and how the use of health coaches allowed him to address the demands that increased care management and improved outcomes placed on his practice. Webinar participants will learn specific steps and techniques to cost-effectively incorporate health coaches into the practice that pay for themselves in increased revenue and improved quality metrics.

“As PCMH and ACO models become commonplace, both small practices and larger health systems will need to find ways to increase revenues even as they drive down costs and improve quality,” explained Dr. Eckstat. “I want to use this webinar to share my experiences using health coaches to improve my practice, making me a more effective practitioner while it improved the financial footing of my business.”

TO REGISTER: Using Health Coaches to Drive Quality and Revenue in the PCMH
DATE/TIME: July 18, 2013 11:00-11:30AM, followed by open Q&A
COST: Complimentary

About the Speaker
Dr. Eckstat has had a variety of roles and responsibilities at Mercy and in support of the Iowa community. Beyond his family practice and associate professorship, he has been the medical director of Mercy West Family Medicine and co-founded Mercy Clinics. He also served as president of Mercy’s Medical Staff and CEO of Mercy Clinics. Within the Iowa community, Dr. Eckstat has served as the president, chairman of the board and medical director for Free Clinics of Iowa and president of B’nai B’rith of Des Moines.

About the ICCC
The Iowa Chronic Care Consortium (ICCC), founded in 2002, is a not-for-profit, population health consulting, training and planning organization. Its mission is to build capacity with other organizations to deliver effective, personalized health improvement and chronic care strategies that reduce the burden of chronic conditions. To learn more about health coaching and our Clinical Health Coach® training programs, please visit us at

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