Leveraging the PCMH Model to Improve Patient-Centered MDD Management 

Leveraging the PCMH Model to Improve Patient-Centered MDD Management 

On-Demand Webcast

Alexander Blount, EdD
Professor of Family Medicine
Community Health and Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Founding Director
Center for Integrated Primary Care
Boston, Massachusetts

Manish K Jha, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York


Provided by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC, an HMP Company and the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137 or email info@naccme.com.

Intended Learners

This activity is intended for professionals devoted to transforming care through the medical home model of care, including physicians, allied health professionals, practice administrators, quality managers, and consultants.


After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify key components of effective MDD management, such as the incorporation of prognostic indicators and screening tools for accurate diagnosis, recognition of treatment-related adverse events, and the use of chronic care management protocols.
  • Analyze the pharmacological properties and indications of new and emerging MDD agents, especially regarding their effect on cognitive functioning and common adverse events such as weight gain and sexual dysfunction.
  • Evaluate strategies for patient-centered management that improve MDD treatment coordination, access, and cost.

To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity, a post-test assessment, and the evaluation. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to print a certificate or other documentation of credit.

Release Date: October 15, 2019
Expiration Date: October 15, 2020
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Lundbeck.


In support of improving patient care, the National Committee for Quality Assurance is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide Interprofessional Continuing Education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

This educational activity is approved for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, ANA CNE, APA, ACPE and ASWB ACE.

The assigned universal program number(s):­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ JA0004597-0000-19-014-L04-P. Upon successful completion of this program (attending the full session and completing a program evaluation), participants will access CPE Monitor on the ACPE website to locate and track their CPE statement of credit.


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This activity may contain information about experimental and other uses of drugs or devices that are not currently approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the European Union or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States. Participants are strongly encouraged to consult approved product labeling for any drug or device mentioned in this activity before use. The opinions expressed during this activity are the opinions of the respective authors, presenters or moderators and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NACCME.


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Clinical Reviewers

William C. Torrey, MD, Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Services, Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, New Hampshire

Nurse Planner: Johann Chanin, Senior Consultant, Steadman Group, Denver, CO

Planning Committee

In addition to the staff listed below, planners and staff include:  Jennifer D'Alessandro; Bart Ecker, NCQA; Kristin Ciszeski; Raquel Gaerlan; Mary Johnson; Amanda Steinmayr; Tiffany Thomas; and Randy Robbin, CHCP, NACCME.

The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Jha: Contract research grants from Janssen Research & Development, and Acadia Pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Blount, Ms. Chanin, and Dr. Torrey disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests. 


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Jointly provided by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC, an HMP Company, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance.