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WASHINGTON, November 24, 2020 – As month nine of the pandemic unfolds, primary care patients are worse off medically, their mental health has plummeted, social needs have grown exponentially, and patients are confused about COVID-19...
Corona Virus
Check back regularly for the latest survey results and updates. For data from the previous survey, see Round 22 Results. The Primary Care Collaborative is partnering with the Larry A. Green Center to regularly survey primary care...
Vermont has...remained an island of low coronavirus spread generally. Even with a recent surge — from fewer than 10 cases per day in September to 57 on November 18 — it’s consistently had one of the lowest infection rates in the...
WASHINGTON, November 19, 2020 – Primary care patients are showing the effects of delayed or inaccessible care, according to a survey of clinicians conducted in mid-October, seven months into the pandemic. The results of the survey were...
CHICAGO – Millions of children have missed routine vaccinations this year, causing a precipitous drop in immunizations that threatens to leave communities throughout the U.S. at risk of losing protection against highly contagious diseases...
Corona Virus
Check back regularly for the latest survey results and updates. For data from the previous survey, see Round 21 Results. The Primary Care Collaborative is partnering with the Larry A. Green Center to regularly survey primary care...
Thousands of medical practices have closed during the pandemic, according to a July survey of 3,500 doctors by the Physicians Foundation, a nonprofit group. About 8 percent of the doctors reported closing their offices in recent months,...
CVS Health, a PCC Executive Member, announced today that it will join others in offering Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-authorized COVID-19 vaccinations when they become available to the general public. “CVS Health is prepared to...
This is an article being republished here from the October issue of the PCC's Executive Member newsletter. Each month in the newsletter, the PCC provides a short profile of an individual who works in primary care. It is a way of...
The new oath asks physicians to eliminate their personal biases, combat disinformation to improve health literacy and be an ally to minorities and other underserved groups in society.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of CVS Health's (a PCC Executive Member) ongoing effort to increase access to COVID-19 testing and help slow the spread of the virus, the company today announced plans to expand COVID-19 testing services...
Notwithstanding years of federal efforts, the rate of healthcare cost growth has continued to accelerate, putting care out of reach for too many Americans. Employers and state Medicaid programs struggle to keep up, and parts of the...
One insurance company is going further to try to mitigate the effects of flu season: UnitedHealthcare, the country’s largest health insurance company, plans to provide at-risk patients with 200,000 kits that include Tamiflu, the...
This year, there aren't as many large public events with volunteers signing people up to vote in the weeks before the election, due to the pandemic. But doctors' offices are stepping in to fill the void, through programs like VotER and...
The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) welcomed the Taskforce for Telehealth Policy’s (TTP) charge in June to examine key considerations that are front-of-mind for primary care in the age of COVID: how does telehealth impact quality,...
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 16, 2020--CVS Health, a PCC Executive Member, announced today it will be providing COVID-19 vaccinations to long-term care facilities throughout the country when the vaccine becomes available. "CVS Health has been...
WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 14, 2020--The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded the list of telehealth services that Medicare Fee-For-Service will pay for during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency...
Throughout the pandemic, people who never had the coronavirus have been reporting a host of seemingly unrelated symptoms: excruciating headaches, episodes of hair loss, upset stomach for weeks on end, sudden outbreaks of shingles and flare...
The Physicians Foundation survey of more than 3,000 U.S. physicians looks at the impact COVID-19 has had on medical practices and its emotional toll on doctors. Results from parts one and two of the three-part survey have been released so...
[Dr. Gaurab Basu is] part of a nascent effort to make sure climate change is part of the curriculum in hospital residency programs across the country. There's already a push, backed by the American Medical Association, to teach medical...

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