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WASHINGTON, MAY 4, 2021—As the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), the country’s premier independent, evidence-based adviser on medicine and healthcare, release a landmark new report today on primary care,...
Primary care payment models out of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation have seen a number of updates in recent weeks. Practices that joined the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model in 2018 recently learned that their...
Hearings began in mid-April for Chiquita Brooks-Lasure, President Biden’s pick to head CMS, along with Andrea Palm, the administration’s nominee for the number two job at HHS. While the Senate Finance Committee’s hearing for Brooks-LaSure...
COVID-19 continues to take a disproportionate toll on communities of color. A recent study found that Black women are three times more likely than White men to die from COVID-19. And this month, the CDC released a pair of studies further...
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra recently renewed the country’s public health emergency that was set to expire April 21. The declaration extends the PHE another 90 days through July 21, 2021. The COVID-19-related emergency was first declared...
The White House and CDC are looking to help states better incorporate primary care into their COVID-19 vaccination strategy. They have launched a three-pronged effort that includes: providing states with accessible lists of enrolled...
Today the FCC opens a second round of funding for its COVID-19 telehealth program. The agency will distribute at least $150 million in this round, with applications closing May 6. In 2020, the CARES Act established the FCC telehealth...
The PCC sent a letter to the chair and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee and the chair and ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives Labor, Health and...
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its recommendation for lung cancer screening in March, expanding the current guidelines to include individuals ages 50 to 80 years who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and...
Drug store chain CVS [CVS Health is a PCC Executive Member] is piloting a program to bring mental health counseling into 12 retail stores. The goal is to improve access to care, and reduce medical costs associated with poor mental health.
...vaccine inequities are reflected across the country, where Black and Latino people consistently receive a smaller share of vaccine doses than they represent in overall population, COVID-19 cases and deaths... Small clinics ... have...
Primary Care Payment Reform in New England Journal of Medicine "Reform of Payment for Primary Care — From Evolution to Revolution" — co-authored by Allan H. Goroll, MD, Stephen C. Schoenbaum, MD, MPH, and Ann Greiner, PCC president and...
Even as the supply of COVID-19 vaccines continues to increase, many doctors clamoring to distribute the vaccine directly to their patients are finding their requests go unheeded, experts say.  
The country may be at a mental health breaking point. COVID-19 has exacerbated mental health issues in the U.S. at an astonishing rate, with a swell of stress and anxiety that has consistently worsened since spring 2020. Aside from...
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2021—As more COVID-19 vaccines become available to Americans, new data released today by the Larry A. Green Center, in collaboration with the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) and 3rd Conversation, shows that primary...
Corona Virus
Check back regularly for the latest survey results and updates. For data from the previous survey, see Round 27 Results. The Primary Care Collaborative is partnering with the Larry A. Green Center to regularly survey primary care...
The supply of Covid vaccines is now exceeding demand in rural areas and big cities, even as states lift remaining eligibility restrictions, open walk-in clinics and even offer shots to out-of-state residents. It's a jarring twist after...
Healthcare reform programs have not succeeded in broadly engaging primary care organizations despite years of effort, a new AHRQ-funded study has found. The study, published in Health Services Research, reviewed participation by the nation...
With medical visits picking up again among patients vaccinated against covid-19, health providers are starting to see the consequences of a year of pandemic-delayed preventive and emergency care as they find more advanced cancer and...
This past year, telemedicine has been a critical alternative to in-person visits. They’ve helped doctors like me stay connected to patients, a lifeline for some. Many patients, particularly those with mental health struggles, have told me...

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