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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...
State Primary Care Investment Legislative Update: In Washington, SB 5589 was referred to the Health & Long Term Care Committee on January 10, 2022, which would charge the state Health Care Cost Transparency Board with measuring and...
The federal government will increase its partnerships with private companies and community groups in 2022 to bridge health disparities and reduce costs for publicly-covered patients, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator...
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...
Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), a New York-based, national nonprofit organization and PCC Executive Member that aims to increase access to primary care and achieve health equity through strategic community investment,...
Integrating primary and oral health care is critical to improving population health and addressing health inequity exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) movement focused on building...
In an effort to facilitate more vaccinations, the Biden Administration announced earlier this month that it will now require Medicaid, the public insurance program for low-income Americans, to pay health care providers for simply talking...
COVID-19 has placed additional burdens on our already-strained primary care system. Patients struggle to access care and frequently do not have their needs met, while primary care providers (PCPs) face increasing administrative burden and...
Value-based healthcare models have been at the core of healthcare improvement efforts for decades. By improving quality of care, reducing costs, and eliminating a range of health disparities, new payment and delivery system transformation...
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Today at its 2021 Investor Day, the CVS Health leadership team will present a strategy that capitalizes on the significant opportunity to make health care more convenient, personalized and affordable for consumers....
Physician participation in accountable care organizations (ACO) and medical homes continues to grow steadily amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the results of an AMA survey of about 3,500 physicians. Nearly one-third of doctors...
Much has been written about the yawning gap in outcomes between less-vaccinated and more-vaccinated areas, especially as deaths in less-vaccinated, red states significantly and increasingly outpace more-vaccinated, blue states. The...
A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) found that massive increases in the use of telehealth helped maintain some healthcare access during the COVID-19 pandemic, with specialists like behavioral health...
As more patients seek culturally competent care — the acknowledgment of a patient's heritage, beliefs and values during treatment — a new wave of Black tech founders...want to help. In the same way Uber Eats and Grubhub revolutionized food...
Humana Medicare Advantage members receiving value-based care had more preventive care, lower costs and better outcomes in 2020 compared to those in traditional Medicare, according to Humana’s latest annual value-based care report.
A collaborative effort from all parts of the health care system, including employers, health plans, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), is warranted to address growing feelings of mistrust among patients, said Daniel Wolfson, executive...
A new health-equity scorecard released Nov. 18 by the Commonwealth Fund finds deep-seated racial and ethnic health inequities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia — disparities that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic...
On Oct. 17, the PCC endorsed the bipartisan Primary and Virtual Care Affordability Act (H.R. 5541) in a letter to its cosponsors, Reps. Bradley Schneider (D-Ill.) and Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio).   According to the 2021 Kaiser Family Foundation...
Health care costs rise every year, but the nation’s biggest employers still see insurance coverage as an important benefit to provide. They just struggle getting the health care system to deliver what their workers need, according...

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