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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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
The Healthy Dialogue podcast features conversations with experts from inside the healthcare industry and across the health policy landscape about practical solutions to some of health care’s most vexing problems. Episode six, released on...
[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...
WASHINGTON, October 5, 2020 – Patients’ physical and mental health is declining as nearly seven months of the pandemic take their toll, according to a new survey of primary care clinicians released today by the Larry A. Green Center, a...
The PCC sent a letter today to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to voice its strong support of CMS’s proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for calendar year 2021. The letter stated...
Corona Virus
Check back regularly for the latest survey results and updates. For data from the previous survey, see Week 19 Results. Who replied to the survey in Week 21? The Primary Care Collaborative is partnering with the Larry A. Green Center to...
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, elective medical procedures, including cancer screening, were largely put on hold to prioritize urgent needs and reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in healthcare settings. One consequence of...
WASHINGTON – September 29, 2020 – Faced with record disruption in healthcare services and the economic downturn, employers are staying the course or accelerating (71% for 2021 and 63% for 2022) their health benefit strategies. These are...
Corona Virus
Check back regularly for the latest survey results and updates. For data from the previous survey, see Week 19 Results. Who replied to the survey in Week 20? The Primary Care Collaborative is partnering with the Larry A. Green Center to...
WASHINGTON, September 22, 2020 – Primary care has not regained all of the strength it had before the pandemic, according to the results of a new survey of primary care clinicians released today by the Larry A. Green Center, a research...
It’s widely accepted that fee-for-service payment, the principal payment mechanism used for primary care in the U.S., is incompatible with achieving accessible, patient-centered, high-quality care. The COVID-19 crisis and resulting...
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 15, 2020/PRNewswire/ -- Aetna®, a company owned by CVS Health®, a PCC Executive Member, announced it will ship boxes of specially curated, over-the-counter items to all its Medicare Advantage members across the...

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