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Most people get their medical advice from their doctors. But many may soon get it from state legislators, a frightening prospect that has already become law in two states and may happen in 24 more, with 47 pieces of active legislation...
A program in Delaware is a model for addressing racial inequity in health care. The program uses patient navigators. The role of navigators isn't just logistical. It also reduces fears and helps patients feel supported through a scary and...
The Affordable Care Act created the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to “test innovative payment and service delivery models to reduce...
CHICAGO — Nearly $1 billion in annual excess healthcare expenditure are due to turnover of primary care physicians, and work-related burnout is a significant driver of those costs, according to a new AMA-led study published in Mayo Clinic...
Colorado is one of four states partnering with Medicare to try to pay doctors based on whether they can keep their patients healthy, but it’s not clear how they’re going to do that. The idea that insurers can keep costs down by...
Just a few months into the pandemic, many people had begun putting their healthcare needs on hold. CDC figures from June 2020 show that about 41% of adults had opted to delay visiting a medical provider. Now, 20-plus months later, care...
On Feb. 23, Larry McNeely, PCC's Director of Policy, spoke on a panel at a conference titled The Case for Increasing Our Investment in High Quality Primary Care, sponsored by the New Jersey Healthcare Quality Institute. The event was about...
As we approach the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for bridging health disparities and focussing on health equity has come more and more to the forefront for both health practitioners and health policy thinkers. Health equity...
COVID-19 vaccines have helped slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the US. However, maximal population uptake of vaccines has been hindered by vaccine hesitancy. Greater participation of primary care physicians (PCPs) in vaccine distribution...
Artificial intelligence can alleviate administrative burdens, improve diagnostic accuracy, identify patients most at risk for certain diseases and reduce unnecessary procedures, according to a recent paper. Yet, “most primary care...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing the availability of $19.2 million in American Rescue Plan funding to support and expand community-based...
Nearly 70% of U.S. physicians are now employed by hospital systems and corporate entities like private equity firms and health insurers, according to new data by Avalere for the Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI) examining the period...
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified disparities that have long existed in healthcare and focused practitioners and policymakers on the urgency of closing these gaps. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which runs the...
As the omicron surge engulfs the nation, overwhelmed hospitals are asking people without serious symptoms to avoid their emergency rooms, leaving many unsure of next steps. If not the emergency room, where? The short answer is primary...
WATERTOWN, Mass., January 26, 2022 – athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of network-enabled software and services for medical groups and health systems nationwide, today announced research insights that show significant differences in...
Despite evidence that primary care improves the health of populations and reduces health inequities, primary care in the United States is in a vulnerable position, according to an April 2021 report from National Academies of Science,...
The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference is a place for the well-heeled to get a readout on the next six-figure cancer drug, or learn about the gene-altering technology promising to defang a debilitating disease and send stock prices soaring...
WASHINGTON – January 13, 2022 – A key issue facing our healthcare system today is the impact of the social needs, social risks, and social determinants on today’s workforce. No longer just a public health concern, issues with economic...
Primary care in the United States has long been undervalued. Can companies moving into this space address its chronic problem — namely, that it is undervalued and undercompensated? There are three strategies they could employ: use primary...
Abstract Most medical schools and primary care residency programs do not teach proper oral examination skills. Despite the existence of proven national oral health curricula for medical professionals, many medical trainees and graduates...

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