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Louisiana Primary Care Association's 36th Annual Conference | October 22-25, 2019
"Louisiana's Health Centers: Trusted Leaders in Community-Driven Healthcare."

The Louisiana Primary Care Association's Annual Conference is the organization’s largest event of the year, providing attendees with fresh educational content, abundant networking opportunities, and access to cutting-edge expertise.  This annual event gathers Community Health Center professionals, board members, clinical providers, and community partners from across the healthcare spectrum to discuss issues relevant to Community Health Centers and the patients they serve.

This conference is open to all organizations and individuals who have a stake in the Community Health Center movement and share our passion for making affordable, quality healthcare accessible to every citizen in Louisiana.  Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered.
 registration prices

WHEN:  October 22-25, 2019

WHERE:  Crowne Plaza Executive Center
                 4728 Constitution Avenue 
      Baton Rouge, LA 70808
AGENDA:  Schedule at a Glance
                   Sessions Agenda Coming Soon! 

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additional learning opportunities

Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) Pre-Conference Session
All participating health centers (PHC) in the Louisiana Primary Care Association's Health Center Controlled Network (LPCA HCCN) are invited to attend our second face-to-face learning session gathering.  This will be a pre-conference session which will provide technical assistance, networking with other PHCs, providing our progress made, and a look into our final year of this grant cycle.  This pre-conference session is only open to HCCN members.

Billing & Coding Pre-Conference Session
Do your clinical providers know the documentation rules related to capturing the valuable services they provide or had training on the differences between coding and billing?  This pre-conference session will provide all the information needed in order to assure that physician’s patient visits are billed and coded effectively to maximize return specifically for FQHCs.  This session will present a detailed review of the AMA’s 2018 CPT Professional Edition from the perspective of community health focusing on the services typically provided by FQHCs and look-alikes.  This training session is designed for clinical personnel (MD, DO, NP, PA, RN), advanced coders, billers, EHR professionals, and facility managers that work in FQHCs and look-alikes.

Board Governance Post-Conference Session
LPCA recognizes the important role that board members play in the health center and community at large.  For this reason, we work to ensure that the Board of Directors of each existing or new FQHC in Louisiana has a firm understanding of its' roles and responsibilities.  LPCA's intensive one and a half day Board Governance Training focuses on the core responsibilities of health center board members, such as their legal and financial obligations, clinical oversight, fundraising, and advocacy expectations.

Customer Service Boot Camp
We've all heard the adage:  "You never get a second chance to make a first impression."  Now more than ever, Community Health Centers have a responsibility to ensure that their patients receive efficient, culturally competent, quality care from the moment they encounter front desk staff.  This post-conference training session covers various aspects of providing quality customer service, staff responsibilities in infection control and communicable disease, a review of the National CLAS standards, and relevant aspects of clinic workflow.  All health center staff are encouraged to participate, however, this training is focused on meeting the specific needs of clerical personnel, medical records technicians, and their supervisors.

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hotel accommodations
Our conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in
Baton Rouge.  Attendees are encouraged to reserve their room early, 
as availability will be limited. 

Make your discounted hotel room reservation online or call 1-225-925-2244
and mention group code "LPC" to receive the discounted rate.

awards nominations
Louisiana's Community Health Centers are truly the best in the business!  Why?  Our health center network is filled with passionate professionals who work hard to ensure that EVERY Louisianan has access to the highest quality of care.  Help us honor these individuals!

As part of LPCA’s 36th Annual Conference, the Community Healthcare Excellence Awards Banquet will be held Wednesday, October 23rd from 6:00pm-8:30pm at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge.

Submit your award nominations for the following categories:
  • Eric B. Taylor Leadership Award
  • Customer Service Excellence Award
  • Consumer Advocate of the Year Award
  • Legislative Champion of the Year Award
  • Healthcare Provider of the Year Award
All nominees (and those nominating) must be affiliated with a Louisiana Community Health Center, with the only exception being the Legislative Champion of the Year Award.  All nominations are due Friday, September 13th at 3:00pm CT.

Learn more about the awards and eligibility criteria.
Submit your nomination!

become a sponsor
Your company’s participation as a sponsor, exhibitor, or advertiser in this event will provide an excellent opportunity to share program, product, and service information with key Community Health Center decision-makers and C-suite personnel.  Our conference draws a variety of attendees from all across Louisiana, neighboring states, and beyond.

This is an unparalleled opportunity for your company to be in front of healthcare leaders who are shaping our state’s primary care landscape and working to improve Louisiana’s health outcomes.

See our Exhibitor Prospectus
Register to Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor  (Deadline to register is 9/27/19 or until all spots are filled)

Questions?  Please contact Ryan Sinitiere at or (225) 927-7662, ext. 210.