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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...
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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...
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Download the Round 33 Clinician Survey Executive Summary (includes select open-ended answers to survey questions)        
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...
WASHINGTON, November 11, 2021—Leaders from the membership of the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) and other healthcare stakeholder groups gathered Nov. 9 and 10 in an online working summit to consider payment and investment reforms to...
The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) announced today the recipient one of its three annual awards for 2021. The awards recognize individuals and a practice in the primary care community that exemplify excellence in providing high-value...
The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) announced today the recipient one of its three annual awards for 2021. The awards recognize individuals and a practice in the primary care community that exemplify excellence in providing high-value...
The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) announced today the recipient one of its three annual awards for 2021. The awards recognize individuals and a practice in the primary care community that exemplify excellence in providing high-value...
At the time of this writing, the processes of approving COVID-19 booster shots for eligible populations and initial doses for children between the ages of 5 and 11 have moved forward.   In anticipation of the authorization of the COVID-19...

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