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According to new data published June 26 by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the U.S. could see an estimated shortage of between 21,400 and 55,200 primary care physicians by 2033. Those figures are part of the overall...
Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said Tuesday that he thinks institutional racism has played a role in the disproportionate impact the coronavirus outbreak has had on the Black community in the U.S. "...
This video begins with a short interview of Michael Lipp, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). The interview is followed by a panel discussion (beginning at 15:31) that addresses advanced...
WASHINGTON  —  Even as hospitals and physicians’ offices nationwide struggle to stay afloat amid the downturn caused by coronavirus, a small group of clinics is thriving, sustained by a model of care that many experts hope could reshape...
SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2020 -- Innovaccer, Inc., a leading healthcare technology company [and a PCC Executive Member] released its research-based report, titled "What COVID-19 Means to American Healthcare: Trends, Impacts, Predictions,...
The COVID-19 pandemic has unmasked many weaknesses in our public health and health care systems. But the outbreak also has accelerated, within weeks, useful health care innovations that would have normally taken years to develop. A strong...
Many small doctors’ practices...are struggling to survive as many patients shelter at home and put off consultations for all but the most urgent issues. Although they’re still ministering to patients amid a health crisis, they’ve been...
While there are no hard numbers, there are signs that many small [primary care practices] are barely hanging on. Across the country, only half of primary care doctor practices say they have enough cash to stay open for the next four weeks...
In the fight against COVID-19, health care systems have canceled surgeries, shuttered some primary care offices, created COVID-19 wards and left dental chairs empty to prevent the virus’s spread. And as asked, many patients heeded...
Covid-19 has exposed many weaknesses in American life, including the vulnerabilities of the US health care system. In a nation that already trailed other rich countries in access to health care, America’s primary care is imperiled by this...
Dr. Joseph Betancourt, a primary care physician and chief equity and inclusion officer at Massachusetts General Hospital, spoke to NPR about how health disparities cause minorities to be more susceptible to the coronavirus. (audio - radio...
Kaiser Health News (KHN) and Guardian US today launched Lost on the Frontline, a special project aiming to document the life of every health care worker in America who dies from COVID-19 during the pandemic. This includes medical...
WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic, which has fueled widespread speculation about potential long-term changes to American life, is already causing one important shift: It has accelerated moves to restructure how basic medical care is...
The PCC is excited to sign on to the a letter supporting Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) and their efforts to reintroduce the Protecting Jessica Grubb's Legacy Act.  This bipartisan legislation will modernize...
At the heart of his biggest health care initiative as governor, Charlie Baker is proposing a fundamental shift in how Massachusetts delivers care. Baker has called for new mandates to increase the amount of money health care providers and...
The Colorado Primary Care Payment Reform Collaboraitve just published its first recommendations report. This report will guide Colorado in its primary care reform attempts throughout the year of 2020 and contains detailed information on...
When it comes to US health care, the adage of “you get what you pay for” does not apply. The US spends more on health care than any other country, but we have lower-quality care and worse outcomes than many nations that spend considerably...
Although the USA spends more on health care despite having worse outcomes than other high-income nations, one area where it underinvests is primary care. Research has shown that higher levels of spending on primary care lead to improved...
States that spend more on primary care have better patient outcomes, including fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visits, a new study concluded. However, spending on primary care remains low throughout the country, according...
Increasing spending on primary care lowers emergency department visits and hospitalizations, according to the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative's 2019 Evidence Report. The report from the advocacy group made up of health plans...

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