Webinar - Measuring Primary Care Investment: Overcoming Policy and Operational Issues

The panelists on this webinar are thought leaders in work to advance the measurement of primary care spending – at the state, federal and international level. 

Increasing our utilization of primary care will lead to lower costs, higher patient satisfaction, fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visits, and lower mortality. Unfortunately, it is difficult to measure actual primary care spend, which makes it difficult to quantify primary care investment and clearly demonstrate these positive associated outcomes.

The panelists will describe recent work including: 

Ongoing efforts to define and measure primary care – including important initiatives at the state and international level
State-level collaborations to generate a common primary care measure set and a possible code set for measuring primary care spending using claims data
Establishing a goal for investment in primary health care spending both internationally and in the United States
Rachel Block
Program Officer
Milbank Memorial Fund
Jeffrey F. Markuns, MD
Deputy Director 
Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank Group, and World Health Organization)

Robert Philips, MD, M.S.P.H
VP of Research and Policy
American Board of Family Medicine 

Ann Greiner
President & CEO

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