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On August 1st, the Primary Care Collaborative's Better Health - NOW Campaign submitted consensus recommendations to shape a forthcoming federal Action Plan to Strengthen Primary Health Care - now under development by the Office of...
On July 1st CMS released several constructive new proposals in its annual Medicare Part B payment Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Provisions include New flexibilities to support behavioral health integration in primary care; Advanced...
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The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is coordinating development of an initial Health and Human Services (HHS) Action Plan to Strengthen Primary Health Care. OASH seeks input from members of the public via a Request for...
As of today, eighteen states have taken steps to measure primary care spending in the state – a key step to strengthening primary care.  Since 2018, PCC has served as a backbone organization for burgeoning movement to measure primary care...
Telehealth technologies have the potential to contribute to safe, high-quality primary care particularly if utilized in coordination with an individual’s medical home. PCC and the Better Health – NOW Campaign support key provisions of the...
Approximately 700 women die annually in the United States because of pregnancy or its complications and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 60 percent of pregnancy related deaths are considered...
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 was a major disruption to many industries and businesses, including primary care. Primary care practices saw most patients in person before the pandemic, but the sudden shutdowns as a global...
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the tremendous health inequities coursing through America. While these disparities may be new to some, they are not new to the communities long affected by them. Medical care isn’t a one-size-fits-all...
"We know that health systems that are oriented toward primary care function better... having access to a primary care provider means you'll be focused on [wellness]... You are concerned with your health on an everyday basis, not just when...
A shorter version of this Q&A was published in the May 2022 Executive Member Update, the monthly enewsletter for PCC Executive Members. Below is the full article. Each month in PCC's newsletters, the PCC provides a short profile of an...
The Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) meets three times a year to consider changes and additions to the “relative value” of more than 10,000 billing codes in the Medicare physician fee schedule. Each year, in a textbook example...
...the COVID-19 pandemic has shined much-needed light and advanced research on “whole-person health” by highlighting the correlation between behavioral health and overall wellness as many people with behavioral health challenges...
California led the nation in health care reform by enabling millions to obtain health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. This year, by expanding Medi-Cal to all Californians with low incomes, regardless of immigration status, our...
Community health workers like Norma Gerald, 63, perform a range of functions including social support, patient advocacy, and health system navigation, all with the goal of improving health. More broadly, they form a bridge between the...
Nearly three quarters of U.S. physicians (74%) are employed by hospitals, health systems or corporate entities as of January 1, 2022, according to new data from Avalere, in a study sponsored by the Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI) that...
In the ongoing fight for racial justice, we must call on those in power to center the fight for equity around health. For too long, our country’s racist infrastructure has overburdened the physical and mental health of our communities....
On April 21, 2022, PCC responded to a request for information on AHRQ's Proposed Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund Strategic Framework. PCC provided several specific comments on AHRQ’s proposed framework and offered...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outlined an action plan on April 20 that demonstrates the Biden-Harris administration’s ongoing efforts to provide high-quality, affordable health care for all people, regardless of...
WASHINGTON, April 19, 2022 – The Larry A. Green Center, in partnership with the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC), today released new survey data showing that 25% of primary care clinicians plan to leave the field within the next three...
Corona Virus
For data from the previous clinician survey, see Round 34 Results. The Primary Care Collaborative has partnered with the Larry A. Green Center to regularly survey primary care clinicians and patients to better understand the impact of...

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