PCPCC Commends Delaware for Expanding the Membership of the State’s Primary Care Reform Collaborative

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) is pleased to report that Governor John Carny (D) signed Delaware Senate Bill 116  on August 7, 2019. 

This legislation expands the membership of the State’s Primary Care Reform Collaborative, creates the Office of Value-Based Health Care Delivery within the Department of Insurance, and compels the Collaborative to set a target for primary care investment by 2025

Delaware joins a growing number of states – Colorado, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia – who have passed legislation or enacted executive orders to report and/or set targets for investment into primary care.

“PCPCC is enthusiastic to see another state demonstrate its commitment to investing in primary care” said Ann Greiner, President and CEO, PCPCC, “The involvement of the Insurance Commissioner on the Primary Care Reform Collaborative gives that group added clout.  That said, we urge DE leaders to move more quickly in setting a target for primary care investment.  More investment in primary care can improve population health and help to reduce costs.”

The PCPCC is committed to working with more states on this vital issue and are gratified by the other states that passed legislation in 2019, including:

  • In Colorado, HB 19-1233Investments in Primary Care to Reduce Health Costs sets targets for investment in primary care and establishes a state-run primary care payment reform collaborative.
  • In Vermont, S.53 will analyze spending with the intent of increasing the proportion of healthcare spending allocated to primary care.
  • In 2019, Washington state appropriated $110,000 for fiscal year 2020 that is provided solely for the office of financial management to determine annual primary care medical expenditures in Washington, by insurance carrier in total and as a percentage of total medical expenditure. 

“Governor Carny and the legislators from Delaware have taken a great step forward towards providing higher quality care for their constituents.”



About the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
Founded in 2006, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) is a not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder membership organization dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home. Representing a broad group of public and private organizations, PCPCC’s mission is to unify and engage diverse stakeholders in promoting policies and sharing best practices that support growth of high-performing primary care and achieve the “Quadruple Aim:” better care, better health, lower costs, and greater joy for clinicians and staff in delivery of care.

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