2019 Evidence Report Briefing

Investing in Primary Care: A State-Level Analysis

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(Begins Wednesday, July 17th at 9:30 am ET) 


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The PCPCC 2019 Executive Report provides quantitative data and analysis of primary care spend at the state and payer levels, as well as a window into the association between primary care spend and key patient outcomes. In short, the report shows that primary care investment as a percentage of total health care expenditures was low between 2011 and 2016, and it varied considerably across states and across payers. The analysis also shows an association between more primary care investment and better patient outcomes. Finally, the report includes a description of legislative/regulatory efforts in 10 states to measure and report on primary care spend and to shift more resources into primary care.

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Webcast Sponsors

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative would like to extend a special thank you to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Connecticut for sponsoring this year’s live webcast.


President & Chief Executive Officer, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
Ann Greiner serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) where she is focused on defining and implementing an advocacy, research and education agenda that furthers comprehensive, team-based and patient-centered primary care.  read more

President and CEO, National Business Group on Health
Brian is president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, the nation's only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspective on national health policy issues and helping companies optimize business performance through health improvement and health care management. The Business Group leads initiatives to address the most relevant health care issues facing employers today and enables human resource and benefit leaders to learn, share and leverage best practices for improving health and controlling health care costs from the most progressive companies.  Business Group members, which include 72 Fortune 100 companies and 442 companies in total, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. read more

President, Milbank Memorial Fund
Christopher Koller is president of the Milbank Memorial Fund. The Fund is a 114 year operating foundation that improves population health by connecting leaders with the best information and experience. Before joining the Fund, he served the state of Rhode Island as the country’s first health insurance commissioner, an appointment he held from March of 2005 through June of 2013. Under Mr. Koller’s leadership, the RI Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner was nationally recognized for its rate review process and its efforts to use insurance regulation to promote payment reform, primary care revitalization, and delivery system transformation. The Office was also one of the lead agencies in implementing the Affordable Care Act in Rhode Island. Prior to serving as health insurance commissioner, Mr. read more

President and CEO , Institute for Clinical System Improvement
Claire Neely, MD, currently serves as the President and CEO for the Institute for Clinical System Improvement (ICSI), an influential healthcare improvement non-profit in Minnesota. ICSI brings healthcare leaders and other stakeholders together to find ways to initiate positive change by focusing on the tough challenges where competitive forces need to be set aside to implement new shared practices to improve health outcomes. A healthcare leader for more than three decades, Dr. Neely is known for her expertise in managing, influencing and driving continuous quality improvement in healthcare, and for her ability to successfully lead organizations during accelerated periods of dramatic change. Dr. read more

Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Strategy and Transformation , Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado
David M. Keller, MD is Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Strategy and Transformation in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado, where he practices and teaches general pediatrics while working to develop innovative clinical programs and payment models that promote child health.  He serves on numerous State committees, has held leadership positions in several national Pediatric organizations and currently serves as chair of the Legislative and Policy Committee of the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Dr. Keller was part of the team that created the recently enacted law, Colorado HB 19-1233, “Promoting Investments in Primary Care to Reduce Health Costs”. read more

Executive Director, Families USA
Frederick Isasi is Executive Director of Families USA, a non-partisan health care advocacy group. He was selected to be Families USA’s second-ever Executive Director in January 2017.  read more

President & General Manager, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Connecticut, Anthem, Inc.
Jill Hummel currently serves as the President & General Manager of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut (Anthem). In this role she is responsible for the management of Anthem’s local Commercial group and individual business, including sales, account management, provider relations and contracting, underwriting and product delivery. She is also responsible for the development of Anthem’s long-term strategic direction and collaborates with elected officials, regulators, providers, employers and other key stakeholders to drive improvements in health care access, quality, experience, outcomes and affordability. read more

Vice President of Health Care, Arnold Ventures
Mark leads the Foundation’s work to lower the cost and improve the value of health care. He joins the team with more than 30 years of experience developing and implementing health policy, including prior positions as the executive director of Medicare Payment Advisory Commission; assistant director of Health and Human Resources at the Congressional Budget Office; deputy director of health plans at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; health financing branch chief at the Office of Management and Budget; and senior research associate at the Urban Institute. read more

Vice President, Health Care Delivery System Reform Program, The Commonwealth Fund
Melinda K. Abrams, M.S., is Vice President of the Commonwealth Fund's Health Care Delivery System Reform Program. Since joining the Commonwealth Fund in 1997, Ms. Abrams has worked on the Task Force on Academic Health Centers, Commission on Women's Health, and most recently, the Child Development and Preventive Care programs. She played a lead role in conceptualizing and launching the Fund's Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) initiative, which awarded grants to state Medicaid programs to encourage innovation in the financing and delivery of preventive and developmental services provided to low-income, young children. Ms. read more

Senior Advisor in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Pauline Lapin is the Director for the Seamless Care Models Group (SCMG) in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Pauline oversees and provides guidance in the development and implementation of innovative payment and delivery models related to advanced primary care and accountable care organizations, namely the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) and CPC Plus initiatives, the Pioneer ACO and Next Generation ACO Models, and the Comprehensive ESRD Care initiative. Her group also manages Health Care Innovation Awards related to primary care redesign, “hot-spotting,” and ACO-like models. read more

Medical Director, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Humana
Tich Changamire joined Humana two years ago when he was recruited into the company’s highly competitive Executive Physician Immersion Program, a 2-year crash course into the myriad facets of leadership at a Fortune 100 company. Mentored by top executives throughout the company, he has unprecedented insight into leadership and the transformation in population health, population health management, and the transition to value-based care.  read more

Medical Director, Robert Graham Center
Yalda Jabbarpour is a family physician in Washington, DC and Medical Director of the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies.  She graduated from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2008 and completed her residency at the Georgetown University/Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Upon graduation she worked as a family physician for Scripps Health Medical Group in San Diego, California.  She returned to Washington, DC in 2015 to serve as the Robert L Phillips Health Policy Fellow at the Robert Graham Center and currently serves as Medical Director.  Her research interests include workforce issues such as provider burnout and the delivery and financing of primary health care. read more
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