Invest in primary care, doctors tell legislators

As providers prepare for potential upheaval in healthcare regulations, they are reaching out to legislators to remind them about a key, but often-forgotten element of the U.S. healthcare system: primary care.

The National Coalition on Health Care hosted a forum on Capitol Hill Wednesday that showcased how new payment models have allowed primary care to better coordinate patient needs and focus on a team-based approach. The panel noted that, despite the role primary care plays in reducing healthcare costs, it makes up just a fraction of what is spent on healthcare in the U.S...

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