Utah Issues Its First Primary Care Spending Report

The Utah Department of Health issued a primary care spending report using the state’s All Payer Claims Database (APCD). The report uses the Maine Quality Forum’s definition of primary care to calculate the total amount of spending on primary health care services as a percental of all healthcare expenditures. It found that primary care made up a combined 6.4% (narrow definition) and 8.5% (broad definition) of total expenditures in 2019. Primary care decreased from 2018 to 2019 for both Medicaid and commercial payers.

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