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Nearly 70% of U.S. physicians are now employed by hospital systems and corporate entities like private equity firms and health insurers, according to new data by Avalere for the Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI) examining the period...
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 21,000 members. Founded in Waterville, Maine, in 1978 as the National Rural Primary Care Association, in 1995 it added rural...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2022—The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) is welcoming two new members to its board of directors in 2022: Eliot Fishman, PhD, Senior Director of Health Policy, Families USA; and Dorothy Siemon, Esq., Senior Vice...
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified disparities that have long existed in healthcare and focused practitioners and policymakers on the urgency of closing these gaps. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which runs the...
Over the past two quarters of 2021, the PCC’s Behavioral Health Integration Workgroup has focused on developing payment recommendations that would support behavioral health integration in federal primary care payment.  The product of this...
As the omicron surge engulfs the nation, overwhelmed hospitals are asking people without serious symptoms to avoid their emergency rooms, leaving many unsure of next steps. If not the emergency room, where? The short answer is primary...
WATERTOWN, Mass., January 26, 2022 – athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of network-enabled software and services for medical groups and health systems nationwide, today announced research insights that show significant differences in...
A new approach to patient-centered medical home care focused on addressing “high-value” elements (HVE) does not drop healthcare costs for patients treated at primary care practices, according to a new study. Clinics utilizing the new...
Despite evidence that primary care improves the health of populations and reduces health inequities, primary care in the United States is in a vulnerable position, according to an April 2021 report from National Academies of Science,...
The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference is a place for the well-heeled to get a readout on the next six-figure cancer drug, or learn about the gene-altering technology promising to defang a debilitating disease and send stock prices soaring...
WASHINGTON – January 13, 2022 – A key issue facing our healthcare system today is the impact of the social needs, social risks, and social determinants on today’s workforce. No longer just a public health concern, issues with economic...
State Primary Care Investment Legislative Update: In Washington, SB 5589 was referred to the Health & Long Term Care Committee on January 10, 2022, which would charge the state Health Care Cost Transparency Board with measuring and...
The federal government will increase its partnerships with private companies and community groups in 2022 to bridge health disparities and reduce costs for publicly-covered patients, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator...
Primary care in the United States has long been undervalued. Can companies moving into this space address its chronic problem — namely, that it is undervalued and undercompensated? There are three strategies they could employ: use primary...
Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), a New York-based, national nonprofit organization and PCC Executive Member that aims to increase access to primary care and achieve health equity through strategic community investment,...
Integrating primary and oral health care is critical to improving population health and addressing health inequity exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) movement focused on building...
Abstract Most medical schools and primary care residency programs do not teach proper oral examination skills. Despite the existence of proven national oral health curricula for medical professionals, many medical trainees and graduates...
In an effort to facilitate more vaccinations, the Biden Administration announced earlier this month that it will now require Medicaid, the public insurance program for low-income Americans, to pay health care providers for simply talking...
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COVID-19 has placed additional burdens on our already-strained primary care system. Patients struggle to access care and frequently do not have their needs met, while primary care providers (PCPs) face increasing administrative burden and...

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