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22nd Annual PPRNet Meeting

August 24-27, 2017

Sterling Hall at Hyatt Place

Charleston, SC | Historic District


Translating PPRNet Quality Innovations into Practice – Solutions for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Beyond

        Meeting Goals:

  • Provide attendees with lessons and tools from 22 years of PPRNet quality improvement research that will prepare them to maximize incentives through the Quality Payment Program’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and other value-based payment programs

  • Share best practices in improving quality and practice quality of life through team care, enhanced use of health information technology and patient engagement 


  • Primary care physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, clinical and administrative staff looking for evidence-based quality improvement and value-based payment solutions and opportunities to network with peers from practices across the country

What We Are Not...

A training conference

A sales meeting


Register for PPRNet's 22nd Annual Meeting NOW!

                          Clinicians and Vendors:                                 

                    BEFORE June 2nd- $400           AFTER June 2nd- $500                     

Clinical Staff and Other Attendees:         

BEFORE June 2nd- $300           AFTER June 2nd- $400


VAR Sponsorship Registration Form


Reserve your Hotel Room ASAP

Although our discounted hotel rates at the Charleston Historic District Hyatt Place ended July 10th, reservations are still available!  Stay where the meeting is held…it is a brand new hotel with endless attractions and restaurants within walking distance!



Frequently Asked Questions:

What to Know Before the 22nd Annual PPRNet Meeting…


What is PPRNet?

PPRNet is a primary care practice-based learning and research organization designed to improve health care in its member practices while conducting research important for the entire primary health care system 


What meals are included with registration?

This year, the hotel we are staying at provides breakfast each morning! In addition, coffee, tea, soft drinks and snacks will be provided during breaks. Lunch is on your own, which will give you the chance to enjoy time in the city! Please refer to the google map below or yelp for lunch ideas close to the meeting.


Where will the meeting sessions be held?

On Thursday, August 24th sessions will be held at the William- Aiken House. This is a beautiful historic Charleston house built in 1807, which is very popular event space. On Friday and Saturday, sessions will be held at Sterling Hall at the Hyatt Place in downtown Charleston. Refer to the youtube and google map link for more information on our reserved event space!


What is the “dress- code” for the conference?

We say it is business casual, but be sure to wear comfortable shoes… as you will likely be walking to lunch and around the city! Also- in August it will be very hot outside, but the conference rooms may get chilly so it would be smart to bring a sweater.

What is the Translation to Practice component of the Meeting?

Translation to Practice® (t2p™) allows learners the opportunity to translate learned concepts from a CME activity into their practice, and report back to the CME provider organization on the results of their implementation.  At the 22nd Annual PPRNet Meeting, there are 2 sessions that qualify for (t2p™) credit:

PPRNet Innovations Panel- Saturday, August 26th @ 9:00am

PPRNet Best Practice Panel Discussion- Saturday, August 26th @10:30am

Following these sessions, participants will have the opportunity to earn an additional two prescribed credits for participation in each Translation to Practice® session upon full completion of the process.

3 steps associated with participation are…

1.Commitment to Change Survey

2.Implement change

3.Post Activity Evaluation Survey 

What are some activities to do while in Charleston?

Sullivan’s Island beach, Isle of Palms Beach, Folly BeachCharleston’s Farmer’s Market- Saturday 8:00am- 2:00pm,

Charleston City Night Market- Friday and Saturday 6:30- 10:30pm, Shop down King St.

In addition to the list above and help from the web, we will have a fun run/walk and an awards reception. The fun run/ walk will allow registrants to split up into groups based on speed, to see some of the most popular sights downtown. The awards reception will be held on Friday, August 25th where there will be heavy appetizers and beer/wine.


We have dedicated Sunday, August 27th for a day of activities around Charleston while at the same time giving you the opportunity to network with other primary care providers.

Where: There is the option of Golfing at Stono Ferry, Brunch on the Beach (Lost Dog Café), Magnolia Plantation Tour, or a tour of Fort Moultrie

Cost Information:

  • Golf -The Links at Stono Ferry($79/round)
  • Magnolia Plantation Tour ($15/ admission)Admission includes historic gardens, petting zoo, conservatory, orientation theater, peacock café’, old African American cabin, and gift shop.
  • Tour of Fort Sumter ($21)
  • Experience a 30-minute cruise ride to historic Fort Sumter where you’ll learn about events which led to the American Civil War.

Refer here for more information regarding planned activities.

Please click here to RSVP by AUGUST 1st  for the activity and/or BBQ you will be participating in, and you will be contacted about details closer to the date!












Past PPRNet Annual Meetings: (agendas and presentations)

2016 Annual Meeting:

Meeting agenda and presentations



2015 Annual Meeting:

Meeting agenda and presentations

2014 Annual Meeting: 

Meeting agenda and presentations


"Listening to the challenges of others, their determination to provide good care no matter the area of the country, or the new regulation has inspired me once again."


2013 Annual Meeting:

Meeting agenda and presentations

Best Practice Awards photos

High Performance Awards photos

Special Recognition Awards photos

"...sharing of information, ideas, research, and results. Inspiration to provide the best quality health care and learning to do so efficiently."

2012 Annual Meeting:

Meeting agenda


"Connection with similar practices that have a shared goal of improving quality care.
"Realization of the power of PPRNet."




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