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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 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 issue a request for information on hybrid...
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...
Telehealth technologies have the potential to contribute to safe, high-quality primary care particularly if utilized in coordination with an individual’s medical home. PCC and the Better Health – NOW Campaign support key provisions of the...
Approximately 700 women die annually in the United States because of pregnancy or its complications and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 60 percent of pregnancy related deaths are considered...
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 was a major disruption to many industries and businesses, including primary care. Primary care practices saw most patients in person before the pandemic, but the sudden shutdowns as a global...
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the tremendous health inequities coursing through America. While these disparities may be new to some, they are not new to the communities long affected by them. Medical care isn’t a one-size-fits-all...
"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 health on an everyday basis, not just when...
The Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) meets three times a year to consider changes and additions to the “relative value” of more than 10,000 billing codes in the Medicare physician fee schedule. Each year, in a textbook example...
A shorter version of this Q&A was published in the May 2022 Executive Member Update, the monthly enewsletter for PCC Executive Members. Below is the full article. Each month in PCC's newsletters, the PCC provides a short profile of an...

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