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2022 CCPN Clinician Conference: Bringing Value Home

Our conference will once again be held at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC on Sunday May 1, and Monday, May 2, 2022.
We are excited to be hosting our conference in-person after two years!


This year's agenda will include:

  • CCPN’s new opportunities and member offerings
  • Quality metrics and value-based care
  • Medicaid Managed Care update
  • The CCPN-Upstream Medicare partnership
  • Independent Care TrustTM: a health, dental, and life benefits opportunity for CCPN practices
  • Community Care Alliance: the pathway to physician ownership of CCPN



Registration is now open for all CCPN participating clinicians and 1 office manager/administrator per practice. Registration costs are as follows:

  • $100 for attendees needing overnight accommodation. Conference registration includes 1 night hotel stay, plus an evening dinner and breakfast.
  • $50 for attendees who are not staying overnight.
  • $30 for spouses or partners attending only the evening dinner.


Click Here to Register!


We look forward to seeing you in Greensboro! If you have any questions, problems registering, or prefer to pay by check, please contact Jessica Whelan at 919-926-3894 or

To properly plan for the safety of our in-person conference attendees, appropriate COVID-19 precautions will be in place during the conference and on-site registration will not be accepted.



Summary of CCPN 2022 Conference Topics


Sunday, May 1, 2022


Welcome & Conference Overview 
L. Allen Dobson, Jr. M.D., Chair, CCPN, LLC.
Board of Managers

CCPN at Work for You: What’s New and What’s Coming
Greg Adams, MD, CCPN Co-President
Conrad L. Flick, MD, CCPN Co-President
An overview of progress made in building CCPN’s infrastructure and supports including new services coming online and on the near horizon. 

Independent Care Health Benefit TrustTM: A Health Plan
Designed by Providers, for Providers
Ron Smith, Executive Director, Independent Care TrustTM
Details on a new kind of health plan focused on primary care and reducing healthcare costs. 

How CCPN Can Help Your Practice Crush the COVID Pandemic
Christoph Diasio, MD, CCPN Board of Managers
Strategies and tactics to greatly boost vaccination rates for your patient panel.

Medicaid Managed Care Update
Tom Wroth, MD, CCNC President and CEO
A review of the challenges and successes of “go-live” and CCPN’s troubleshooting and advocacy designed to continue to improve NC’s Medicaid system.

Keynote: Changing the World, One Practice at a Time
Reid Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP
Appreciating the conflict of emotion and logic and using that knowledge to change the world - one practice at a time - but with the strength of many practices beside you.

Progressing Toward Whole Person Care Within CCPN
Karen Melendez, MD, CCPN Board of Managers
Eric Christian, MAEd, LCMHC, Director, Behavioral Health Integration
A discussion of the behavioral health challenges exacerbated by COVID-19 and how primary care physicians and behavioral health professionals can work collaborative to address them.

Choice of breakout sessions

  • Value-Based Behavioral Health Care (CME) 
    Karen Melendez, MD, CCPN Board of Managers Eric Christian, MAEd, LCMHC, Director of Behavioral Health Integration
  • Pediatric Topic: Embrace and Improve Foster Care (CME)
    Greg Adams, MD, CCPN Co-President
    Kimberly DeBerry, Maternal Child Health Director
  • Advancing CCPN’s Medicare Strategy: A New Network Opportunity (CME)
    Stan Taylor, EVP, Business Development
    Terry Daniel, MD, CCPN Board of Managers
    Valinda Rutledge, MBA, EVP, UpStream Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
    Steve Neorr, UpStream Chief Operating Officer
    A new and exciting approach to Medicare that offers guaranteed upfront quality payments along with new staff resources that benefit your practice and your patients. 
  • Practice Managers Break-out
    Chip Watkins, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CCNC Regional Medical Director
    Randy Barrington, Director of QI and Provider Services
    Discussion of needs and concerns of Practice Managers and how we can work together collaboratively to address them.



Monday, May 2, 2022


Welcome & Agenda Overview 
Board of Managers

Physician and Practice Manager Support Across the State: CCPN’s New Dyad Teams
Chip Watkins, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CCNC Regional Medical Director
Announcing a peer-to-peer program aimed at sharing best practices, financial strategies and focusing the collective wisdom and energy of CCPN practices.

Succeeding in Value-Based Care Delivery (CME)
Terry Daniel, MD, CCPN Board of Managers
Stan Taylor, EVP, Business Development
Stephen Nuckolls, MAC, CEO, Coastal Carolina Health Care
Jennifer Cockerham, RN, BSN, CDE, VP, Quality Improvement and Provider Services
A discussion of key actions you must take to improve quality and get paid appropriately for the level of care you are providing.

Year of the Well Visit: Understanding and Acting Upon Your Practice’s Quality Data to Improve Quality Metrics and Practice Revenue (CME)
Christoph Diasio, MD, CCPN Board of Managers, Anna Boone, RN, BSN, MSPH, VP, Clinical Performance, Carlos Jackson, PhD, EVP and Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Tools that help you close care gaps and cost trends are the key to improving quality, patient satisfaction, and boosting practice revenue. 

Q&A with CCPN Board of Managers
Moderator: L. Allen Dobson, Jr., MD, CCPN Board of Managers

Making a Difference in 2022 and Beyond: How Your Commitment Will Make You Successful
Chip Watkins, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CCNC Regional Medical Director
What your practice must do to be successful, thrive financially and stay in control of your profession and your destiny.