Advocacy and Policy

The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) carries out advocacy with its Executive Members and other organizations on policy and practice changes to transform the payment and delivery of primary care. Our policy strategy is focused on increased investment in primary care through alternative payment models that enable Patient-Centered Medical Homes and other types of advanced primary care to provide integrated, higher-value care that connects to the community. 

Evidence demonstrates – and our Executive Members and supporters believe – that comprehensive primary care is a high-value intervention that transforms our healthcare system. PCC advocates for policies and payment models that empower patients through increased access to advanced primary care, and we support clinicians by encouraging team-based care and by empowering them to deliver the care that patients need and desire.  

PCC’s advocacy activities include: 

  • Convening thought leaders, such as our (members-only) policy workgroup, which meets monthly 
  • Developing programming, such as our annual conference and other special events throughout the year, that addresses current policy issues 
  • Providing education, such as our monthly webinars that address current policy issues 

See our 2021 advocacy agenda for our current priorities and other ways we carry out ongoing work.

Federal Policy Updates

The PCC is working with its members and other leaders in primary care to build unity and momentum for the bold changes the recent NASEM report calls for, particularly those related to payment reform.... more
In early June, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that a record 31 million Americans were enrolled in coverage related to the Affordable Care Act as of February 2021, demonstrating... more
As discussion continues about how to extend the enhanced subsidies in the American Rescue Plan, which will expire at the end of 2022, there are calls for improving affordability of both premiums and o... more

State Policy Updates

On June 29, the Delaware House passed a bill that continues recent efforts to strengthen the primary care system in the state by: Directing the Health Care Commission to monitor compliance with... more
The California Department of Health Care Services solicited public comments on its draft request for proposal (RFP) for upcoming procurement of Medi-Cal (Medicaid) managed care plans. This is the... more
A task force of state lawmakers and health experts called on the Legislature to create a statewide office and a Cabinet-level position focused on equity, and to immediately initiate an equity-focused... more
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