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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...
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...
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...

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