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This winter has been hard for primary care practices - and for the health of their patients.   A confluence of flu, RSV, and resurgent COVID challenged a...
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in numerous federal policies and temporary flexibilities, some of which directly impacted Medicaid eligibility and enrollment. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Medicaid and CHIP program enrollment...
Next month, with support from the California Health Care Foundation, PCC is convening a small group of experts and advocates drawn from PCC Executive Membership – charged with identifying effective Medicaid strategies that improve primary...
For Media Inquiries: Edward Walrod, Senior Communications Manager, PCC, [email protected]      As State Legislators Gather, PCC Launches New Primary Care Investment Information Hub    January 17, 2023 (Washington, D.C.)- With state...
Statement by Ann Greiner, President and CEO of the Primary Care Collaborative, Regarding Congress’ Failure to Prevent Medicare Primary Care Pay Cuts in the Omnibus (pdf) “Despite purporting to ‘fund the government,’ Congress now seems...
On December 8th, the Primary Care Collaborative and its Better Health - NOW Campaign backed key elements of draft Senate Finance mental health integration and workforce proposals. In the U.S. today, the specialty behavioral health...
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For Media Inquiries: Edward Walrod, Senior Communications Manager, PCC, [email protected]   November 16, 2022 (Washington, D.C.)- Today, the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) and the AAFP Robert Graham Center released PCC’s 2022 Evidence...
In a letter submitted November 8, PCC and the Better Health-NOW Campaign commented on specific provisions of a Medicaid and CHIP eligibility and enrollment proposed rule aimed at enhancing continuity of primary care and reducing cost-...
PCC joined more than 800 health care associations, accountable care organizations (ACOs), medical practices, and health systems to urge Congressional leaders to extend incentive payments meant to encourage participation in risk-bearing...
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 Building a Sustainable Workforce for Healthy...
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, high-quality primary care particularly if utilized in...
PCC supports the Helping MOMS Act, as an important step to confronting the maternal mortality crisis.   PCC supports H.R. 3345 as an important step to confronting the maternal mortality crisis. It would: • Extend Medicaid postpartum...
On September 5, PCC and Better Health-NOW responded to CMS’ latest physician payment rule with a call for big policy change to strengthen primary care. The letter praised constructive CMS proposals to strengthen behavioral health...
Medicare Advantage (MA) Is growing part of Medicare and influencing new primary care models. In a August 31st response to a recent CMS Request for Information , PCC’s Better Health-NOW Campaign called for policy changes that reform both...
Chris Crowe, MD   Dr. Christopher Crowe is a primary care physician and co-founder of Catalyst Health Network (CHN), a clinically integrated network with over 1,000 primary care providers caring for more than 1 million patients across...
On August 1st, the Primary Care Collaborative's Better Health - NOW Campaign submitted consensus recommendations to shape a forthcoming federal Action Plan to Strengthen Primary Health Care - now under development by the Office of...
On July 1st CMS released several constructive new proposals in its annual Medicare Part B payment Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Provisions include New flexibilities to support behavioral health integration in primary care; Advanced...
Chris Crowe, MD Dr. Christopher Crowe is a primary care physician and co-founder of Catalyst Health Network (CHN), a clinically integrated network with over 1,000 primary care providers caring for more than 1 million patients across...
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The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is coordinating development of an initial Health and Human Services (HHS) Action Plan to Strengthen Primary Health Care. OASH seeks input from members of the public via a Request for...
Nineteen states have taken steps to measure primary care spending in the state – a key step to strengthening primary care.  Since 2018, PCC has served as a backbone organization for burgeoning movement to measure primary care spending and...

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