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This year, there aren't as many large public events with volunteers signing people up to vote in the weeks before the election, due to the pandemic. But doctors' offices are stepping in to fill the void, through programs like VotER and...
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 16, 2020--CVS Health, a PCC Executive Member, announced today it will be providing COVID-19 vaccinations to long-term care facilities throughout the country when the vaccine becomes available. "CVS Health has been...
Throughout the pandemic, people who never had the coronavirus have been reporting a host of seemingly unrelated symptoms: excruciating headaches, episodes of hair loss, upset stomach for weeks on end, sudden outbreaks of shingles and flare...
WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 14, 2020--The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded the list of telehealth services that Medicare Fee-For-Service will pay for during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency...
The Physicians Foundation survey of more than 3,000 U.S. physicians looks at the impact COVID-19 has had on medical practices and its emotional toll on doctors. Results from parts one and two of the three-part survey have been released so...
The Healthy Dialogue podcast features conversations with experts from inside the healthcare industry and across the health policy landscape about practical solutions to some of health care’s most vexing problems. Episode six, released on...
WASHINGTON, October 5, 2020 – Patients’ physical and mental health is declining as nearly seven months of the pandemic take their toll, according to a new survey of primary care clinicians released today by the Larry A. Green Center, a...
The PCC sent a letter today to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to voice its strong support of CMS’s proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for calendar year 2021. The letter stated...
Corona Virus
Check back regularly for the latest survey results and updates. For data from the previous survey, see Week 19 Results. Who replied to the survey in Week 21? The Primary Care Collaborative is partnering with the Larry A. Green Center to...
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, elective medical procedures, including cancer screening, were largely put on hold to prioritize urgent needs and reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in healthcare settings. One consequence of...
WASHINGTON – September 29, 2020 – Faced with record disruption in healthcare services and the economic downturn, employers are staying the course or accelerating (71% for 2021 and 63% for 2022) their health benefit strategies. These are...
Corona Virus
Check back regularly for the latest survey results and updates. For data from the previous survey, see Week 19 Results. Who replied to the survey in Week 20? The Primary Care Collaborative is partnering with the Larry A. Green Center to...
WASHINGTON, September 22, 2020 – Primary care has not regained all of the strength it had before the pandemic, according to the results of a new survey of primary care clinicians released today by the Larry A. Green Center, a research...
It’s widely accepted that fee-for-service payment, the principal payment mechanism used for primary care in the U.S., is incompatible with achieving accessible, patient-centered, high-quality care. The COVID-19 crisis and resulting...
The PCC is among many national organizations throwing their support behind the Broadband Reform and Investment to Drive Growth in the Economy (BRIDGE) Act of 2020, introduced this summer by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who said...
The disproportionate effect of school closures on low-income children, who are less likely to have access to computers, home internet connections and direct instruction from teachers, has been well documented. Less recognized are the...
Editor’s note: The COVID-19 pandemic and this summer’s protests against police brutality have elevated the national conversation on racial injustice and how it manifests in economic and health inequities in communities of color. The Black...
It’s back-to-school time, but this year, the exuberance of children returning to learning has been dampened by the concerns and questions the coronavirus pandemic raises.   The U.S. has already seen school-age children and college-age...
CHICAGO, September 1, 2020 — Oak Street Health, a network of primary care centers that delivers value-based care to adults on Medicare, today announced a collaboration with Walmart to bring Oak Street Health clinics to three Walmart...
WASHINGTON, September 1, 2020 – The Larry A. Green Center, in collaboration with the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC), today released new data that shows that primary care is shrinking at precisely the time it is needed to help the...

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