Becerra extends public health emergency into October

Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services, on July 19 extended the public health emergency due to COVID-19. The extension started the next day – July 20 – and lasts 90 days.

PCC Requests Funding for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Center for Primary Care Research in FY 2022

Letter Sent to House and Senate Subcommittees

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 Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee on April 26 requesting dedicated funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Center for Primary Care Research in fiscal year 2022.

Building Medicaid Managed Care Programs Centered on Advanced Primary Care and Health Equity

In many state Medicaid programs, primary care is the keystone that supports other state health care priorities, like value-based care and health equity. Better primary care is associated with improved health outcomes, lower health care costs, and reductions in health disparities — especially for communities of color.

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Diana Crumley

PCC Urges Senate Committee to Approve Vivek Murthy's Nomination as Surgeon General

On March 5, PCC sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in support of Dr. Vivek Murthy, who has been nominated by President Joe Biden to be U.S. Surgeon General.

CEO of a PCC Executive Member Testifies to Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee on Telehealth

In testimony to the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, titled The Future of Telehealth: How COVID-19 is Changing the Delivery of Virtual Care, Elizabeth Mitchell, the president and CEO of the Purchaser Business Group on Health, shared the large employers’ perspective on how policymakers can harness the promise of telehealth and its rapid adoption during th

Washington State Purchasers Issue Letter in Support of Efforts to Transform Primary Care

In a letter sent Jan. 26, the Washington Health Alliance (Alliance) and the Purchaser Business Group on Health, formerly Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), a PCC Executive Member, join with purchasers in expressing support for the state’s efforts to transform the delivery of primary care.

Delaware Sets Primary Care Investment Target

In December 2020, Delaware’s Office of Value-Based Health Care Delivery issued a new report on healthcare affordability standards that includes plans to “more than double primary care spending in the commercial fully insured market by 2025.” The office set a provisional target to increase investments in primary care by 1% to 1.5%

New England States Issue Regional PC Spend Report

A consortium of New England States, known as NESCSO, recently released a first-of-its-kind regional report on levels of primary care investment across six states.

PCPCC Leadership Responds to Latest Medical Home "Systematic Review"

As the leading coalition dedicated to advancing the medical home, the PatientCentered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) offers the following response to the recent article “The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Systematic Review” published in the November 27th issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.  In it the authors conclude that: “current evidence is insufficient to determine [the medical home's] effects on clinical and most economic outcomes.

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