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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Innovaccer Inc., the Health Cloud company, announced that it is profiled on LinkedIn's 5th annual "Top Startups 2021" list, published today. The list reveals 50 young, emerging...
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark, the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) of CVS Health, a PCC Executive Member, announced on Sept. 15 an expansion of its efforts to decrease health disparities among patients with certain conditions including...
WASHINGTON -- President Biden on Thursday announced a six-point plan for battling the COVID-19 pandemic and appealed directly to physicians for help in getting more Americans vaccinated. "To the nation's family physicians, pediatricians,...
During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has been shown to be a safe and effective way to deliver care. There is now also data showing that it’s good for the health of the planet. One large health system linked its 2020 growth in...
Protecting Americans’ health and well-being has always been at the heart of fighting climate change, and now for the first time, its importance is being elevated at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS is...
Health disparities continue to impact communities of color, resulting in higher rates of illness and death, both from Covid-19 as well as from many common health conditions. William Shrank, M.D., chief medical officer of Humana [a PCC...
A new analysis of healthcare spending in the United States found stark disparities across racial and ethnic lines in how medical resources are divided. Non-Hispanic white Americans, who made up 61 percent of the nation's population at the...
Experian Health released findings from a follow-up survey on patient access to explore how patient and provider attitudes have changed in the last six months and what this means for the future of health care. The data reveals that patients...
As the U.S. continues its efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic amid a surge in cases caused by variant strains, staying safe is one of Americans’ top concerns. Safety is also essential for getting the economy back on track, as the...
Many adults have gone without needed health care during the COVID-19 pandemic over concerns about being exposed to the novel coronavirus in hospitals, doctors' and dentists' offices, and other healthcare settings. Data from the Urban...
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), a PCC Executive Member and the medical professional society that has championed food as medicine since its inception in 2004, has announced the availability of the third installment of its...
Long before the COVID-19 epidemic hit, the nation's behavioral healthcare system was in crisis, with mental health diagnoses on the rise, coupled with a shortage of providers. The pandemic took a system that was already overtaxed and...
MIAMI--CareMax, Inc., a technology-enabled provider of value-based care to seniors, announced today it has signed a collaboration agreement with Anthem, a national health benefits company and PCC Executive Member. Through this...
In 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center). The Innovation Center aims to create a more value-based system that reduces spending while preserving or enhancing quality...
According to new data published June 11 by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges), the United States could see an estimated shortage of between 37,800 and 124,000 physicians by 2034, including shortfalls in both primary...
CHICAGO, August, 10 2021 – Large majorities of both Democrats and Republicans believe nurses and health care aides are underpaid, according to a new study from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated...
Aetna Virtual Primary Care is available for self-funded employers and provides eligible members access to health services remotely and in person, strengthens a member's relationship with a physician and helps overcome health-access...
Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) experience greater barriers to accessing mental health and substance use services than their white counterparts, and the COVID-19 pandemic has not only made disparities more evident, but also...
DETROIT, Aug. 10, 2021 – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan today announced the acquisition of a Royal Oak, Mich.-based management services organization that partners with doctors on their operations and business functions, giving...
Nurse practitioners were the most recruited providers among physicians and advanced practitioners, according to a new report by search firm Merritt Hawkins. This marks the first time in the report's 27-year history that physicians did not...

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