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 current policy priorities and other ways we carry out ongoing work.

Federal Policy Updates

On September 8, 2022, PCC joined a letter of support to Congressional leadership, alongside 90+ local, state and national organizations, urging members of Congress to pass H.R. 8151/S. 3479, the Build... plus
PCC and its Better Health – NOW campaign plan to recommend a primary care hybrid payment option in its forthcoming comments on the Medicare Part B payment rule. The Campaign’s comments urge CMS to iss... plus
PCC and the Better Health – NOW Campaign support key provisions of the Telemental Health Access Act discussion draft   Telehealth technologies have the potential to contribute to safe, hig... plus

State Policy Updates

"We know that health systems that are oriented toward primary care function better... having access to a primary care provider means you'll be focused on [wellness]... You are concerned with your... plus
California led the nation in health care reform by enabling millions to obtain health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. This year, by expanding Medi-Cal to all Californians with low incomes... plus
The global pandemic has, rightfully so, grabbed headlines as we all grapple with its ongoing impacts on our health care system. What COVID-19 has also made painfully clear is how strained that system... plus
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