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Making Convenient Care the Right Care for All: Improving State Oversight of Urgent Care Centers and Retail Health Clinics is a new issue brief produced by Community Catalyst and the National Health Law Program. A growing number of...
Uncovering a potential surge in upcoming health needs, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health released the first in a series of reports on April 8 that will provide in-depth analysis of the results of a comprehensive national survey...
The Utah Department of Health issued a primary care spending report using the state’s All Payer Claims Database (APCD). The report uses the Maine Quality Forum’s definition of primary care to calculate the total amount of spending on...
Today, we’re teaming up with Made to Save, a new initiative working to save lives by increasing access to the COVID-19 vaccines in communities of color. Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic but...
Tysons Corner, Va. – April 6, 2021 – Today, the Get the Medications Right™ (GTMRx) Institute launched a national task force to identify and address the reasons 45% of Americans don’t feel confident about vaccination against COVID-19. The...
Over 40 healthcare organizations—including several primary care providers—in Oregon signed a voluntary compact to advance the adoption of value-based payment (VBP) in the state. The groups committed to making a good-faith effort to “...
April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM), and the theme for this year’s observance is #VaccineReady. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) will focus on the impacts COVID-19 is having on...
HHS Also Launches First TV Ads Encouraging Vaccinations, and Social Media Profile Frames for Americans to Share Support of Vaccines with the Message “We Can Do This” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced...
WASHINGTON, Mar. 31, 2021— As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate health inequities, the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) today released a new report that sounds the alarm on a deepening national crisis in oral health care...
The Biden-Harris administration has appointed several officials to health policy positions that may impact primary care. These include Xavier Becerra, who was confirmed as the first Latino Secretary of the Department of Health and Human...
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the Request for Applications for the second cohort of Primary Care First (PCF), which is open to all practices in the 26 regions, not just those in the Comprehensive...
On March 15, CMS announced that it was increasing the Medicare payment for administering COVID-19 vaccines to an average of $40 per dose, up from the previous averages of $28.39 for single-dose vaccines; and $16.94 (1st dose), then $28.39...
The Department for Health and Human Services recently released a new issue brief describing health disparities by race and ethnicity during the COVID-19 pandemic, with findings showing disparities in testing, infections and...
Congress has introduced several bills impacting primary care since the start of the year. These include: the Veterans Access to Direct Primary Care (H.R. 1520), introduced by Reps. Chip Roy (R-Texas-21), Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.-11),...
The latest COVID-relief bill passed by Congress, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, includes a range of economic and public health support measures, many of which have implications for patients and primary care practices. The package...
The most recent COVID-19-related stimulus package included substantial subsidies for healthcare coverage (see above). It builds on the several healthcare-related executive orders Pres. Biden signed within his first weeks office, including...
Corona Virus
Check back regularly for the latest survey results and updates. For data from the previous survey, see Round 26 Results. The Primary Care Collaborative is partnering with the Larry A. Green Center to regularly survey primary care...
WASHINGTON, March 29, 2021—The Larry A. Green Center, in collaboration with the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC), today released new data showing that patients want to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations from primary care and that...
In addition to PCC’s new report on the integration of oral health and primary care, which will be released March 31 at an online briefing (information and registration), the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is also releasing a new report on...
The PCC sent a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittee to express its strong support for H.R. 1025, the “Kids’ Access to Primary Care Act of 2021.” The letter was sent...

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