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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...
Following the United Nations' warning of an intensifying climate emergency in the coming decades, health experts have demanded government and industry action that will prepare medical systems for natural disasters, as well as slashing...
The days of the stalwart solo physician, hanging out a shingle and seeing patients as he or she sees fit, are rapidly drawing to a close. Consulting firm Avalere Health reports that almost 70% of physicians in the United States now work as...
Recommendations include stronger CMS standards on SDOH data collection, greater transparency on supplemental benefit offerings within Medicare Plan Finder, and modifications to Star Ratings and risk adjustment to account for social risk...
This is a republished article from the July 2021 issue of the Executive Member Update, the monthly e-newsletter for PCC Executive Members. Each issue of the newsletter features a short profile of an individual who works in primary care or...
Physician assistants (PAs) reported high job satisfaction in 2020, despite much of the year being marked by the pandemic, and the field continues to grow. That's according to the annual Statistical Profile of Certified PAs, released this...
Maine has been a leader in the nation over the past four months, from March through June 2021, in terms of the proportion of its population that has been fully vaccinated. This accomplishment is in spite of several major demographic and...
Medical groups representing millions of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health workers on Monday called for mandatory vaccinations of all U.S. health personnel against the coronavirus, framing the move as a moral imperative as new...
The department is giving employees eight weeks to comply. “Whenever a Veteran or VA employee sets foot in a VA facility, they deserve to know that we have done everything in our power to protect them from COVID-19,″ Veterans Affairs...
Life expectancy at birth in the United States declined by 1.5 years from 2019 to 2020 to the lowest level since 2003, according to new provisional data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The drop in life...
On Wednesday, President Biden lunched with Senate Democrats, hosted governors and mayors for a roundtable on infrastructure and also — hung out with Olivia Rodrigo, an 18-year-old pop star beloved by Generation Z. Rodrigo, who currently...
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is issuing an advisory to warn the American public about the urgent threat of health misinformation. Health misinformation, including disinformation, have threatened the U.S. response to COVID-19 and...
The Biden administration is running out of ideas for jumpstarting the pace of coronavirus vaccinations, raising the prospect that more than a quarter of American adults could still be vulnerable to the virus into the fall.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The 2021 Health Care Insights Study by CVS Health® (a PCC Executive Member), released today, reveals the long-lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic but also highlights the resilience of patients, providers and the...
July Fourth was not the celebration President Joe Biden had hoped for, as far as protecting more Americans with a coronavirus vaccine. The nation fell just short of the White House’s goal to give at least a first dose to 70% of adults by...
The president said that his administration will be working throughout the summer to "wind down" mass vaccination sites, while increasing vaccine access and uptake in a more targeted way, focusing on five key strategies: Implementing a "...
[A] new Morning Consult/Politico survey suggests many unvaccinated adults aren’t budging. The survey asked 744 unvaccinated adults to describe in their own words why they’re skipping the shots. Roughly a quarter of respondents in the...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, an independent, charitable and philanthropic affiliate of CVS Health (a PCC Executive Member), has released the fourth annual Healthiest...
In a recent survey, most primary care physicians said it is helpful to have pharmacists administer vaccines to adults. However, the survey also revealed concerns, including a lack of communication between PCPs and pharmacists, according...

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