Access & Equity in Medicaid

Robust Primary Care is a Must

Read PCC’s report that reviews the evidence to identify eight primary care payment and delivery reform strategies to improve access, outcomes, and equity for Medicaid recipients.


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About the Report

Primary care is an essential, and today largely undervalued, foundation of the U.S. health care system. That may be especially true in Medicaid where beneficiaries— disproportionately high-need, children, pregnant women, and people of color—require robust primary care but are often underserved.  

PCC reviewed existing evidence and emerging practices to identify the most effective payment and care delivery strategies for strengthening primary care in Medicaid.  Note: these strategies are not in prioritized order.  



The report suggests that to realize the aim of accessible, advanced primary care in Medicaid, what’s needed is not a single “silver bullet” innovation. Rather, the country needs broad, vocal, and ongoing support for an agreed upon set of policies that strengthen primary care. These policies must be pursued systematically and with sustained, sufficient investment, transparent reporting, and ways to track progress overtime with accountability.  


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Access & Equity in Medicaid: Robust Primary Care is a Must

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Special Thanks

This report could not have been completed without the invaluable input of PCC's Medicaid Workgroup:

This publication was produced with funding from the California Health Care Foundation.


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