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Much has been written about the yawning gap in outcomes between less-vaccinated and more-vaccinated areas, especially as deaths in less-vaccinated, red states significantly and increasingly outpace more-vaccinated, blue states. The...
A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) found that massive increases in the use of telehealth helped maintain some healthcare access during the COVID-19 pandemic, with specialists like behavioral health...
As more patients seek culturally competent care — the acknowledgment of a patient's heritage, beliefs and values during treatment — a new wave of Black tech founders...want to help. In the same way Uber Eats and Grubhub revolutionized food...
Humana Medicare Advantage members receiving value-based care had more preventive care, lower costs and better outcomes in 2020 compared to those in traditional Medicare, according to Humana’s latest annual value-based care report.
A collaborative effort from all parts of the health care system, including employers, health plans, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), is warranted to address growing feelings of mistrust among patients, said Daniel Wolfson, executive...
A new health-equity scorecard released Nov. 18 by the Commonwealth Fund finds deep-seated racial and ethnic health inequities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia — disparities that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic...
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On Oct. 17, the PCC endorsed the bipartisan Primary and Virtual Care Affordability Act (H.R. 5541) in a letter to its cosponsors, Reps. Bradley Schneider (D-Ill.) and Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio).   According to the 2021 Kaiser Family Foundation...
Health care costs rise every year, but the nation’s biggest employers still see insurance coverage as an important benefit to provide. They just struggle getting the health care system to deliver what their workers need, according...
WASHINGTON, November 11, 2021—Leaders from the membership of the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) and other healthcare stakeholder groups gathered Nov. 9 and 10 in an online working summit to consider payment and investment reforms to...
The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) announced today the recipient one of its three annual awards for 2021. The awards recognize individuals and a practice in the primary care community that exemplify excellence in providing high-value...
The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) announced today the recipient one of its three annual awards for 2021. The awards recognize individuals and a practice in the primary care community that exemplify excellence in providing high-value...
The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) announced today the recipient one of its three annual awards for 2021. The awards recognize individuals and a practice in the primary care community that exemplify excellence in providing high-value...
Congress has turned its attention to a budget reconciliation package (H.R. 5376, Build Back Better Act).  After tough intra-party negotiations, Democrats are now contemplating legislation with between $1.5 and $2.0 trillion. The pressure...
Last week, the CMS Innovation Center released a refreshed strategic vision for the agency that hopes to achieve equitable outcomes through high-quality, affordable and person-centered care. In the document, the Innovation Center identifies...
  Sens. Todd Young (R-Indiana) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) introduced the bipartisan Social Determinants Accelerator Act, a PCC-supported Senate companion bill to the Social Determinants Accelerator Act of 2021 (H.R.2503) initially...
  American Academy of Pediatrics released a new study that found that over 140,000 children experienced the death of a parent or grandparent caregiver during the COVID-19 pandemic and the risk of losing a caregiver was much higher for...
The following is republished from the October issue of the enewsletter to PCC Executive Members. Each issue of the newsletter features a short profile of an individual who works in primary care. It is a way of recognizing the dedication...
At the time of this writing, the processes of approving COVID-19 booster shots for eligible populations and initial doses for children between the ages of 5 and 11 have moved forward.   In anticipation of the authorization of the COVID-19...
The findings of a web-based survey conducted in March 2021 by the 2020-2021 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Vaccine Science Fellows suggest that vaccine confidence since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic either increased or...

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