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 (more below) 
  • Developing programming, such as our annual conference and other special events throughout the year that address current policy issues 
  • Providing education, such as our monthly webinars that address current policy issues 

PCC's 2021 Policy Agenda

Federal Policy Updates

The Department for Health and Human Services recently released a new issue brief describing health disparities by race and ethnicity during the COVID-19 pandemic, with findings showing disparities in... more
Congress has introduced several bills impacting primary care since the start of the year. These include: the Veterans Access to Direct Primary Care (H.R. 1520), introduced by Reps. Chip Roy (R-T... more
The latest COVID-relief bill passed by Congress, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, includes a range of economic and public health support measures, many of which have implications for patients and... more

State Policy Updates

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... more
Over 40 healthcare organizations—including several primary care providers—in Oregon signed a voluntary compact to advance the adoption of value-based payment (VBP) in the state. The groups committed... more
The Milbank Memorial Fund announced March 9, 2021, that Connecticut, Oregon, Nevada, New Jersey, and Washington have been selected to participate in the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable... more
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