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Nurse practitioners were the most recruited providers among physicians and advanced practitioners, according to a new report by search firm Merritt Hawkins. This marks the first time in the report's 27-year history that physicians did not...
Following the United Nations' warning of an intensifying climate emergency in the coming decades, health experts have demanded government and industry action that will prepare medical systems for natural disasters, as well as slashing...
The days of the stalwart solo physician, hanging out a shingle and seeing patients as he or she sees fit, are rapidly drawing to a close. Consulting firm Avalere Health reports that almost 70% of physicians in the United States now work as...
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Check back regularly for the latest survey results and updates. The Primary Care Collaborative is partnering with the Larry A. Green Center and 3rd Conversation to field regular surveys of primary care clinicians and occasional surveys of...
Recommendations include stronger CMS standards on SDOH data collection, greater transparency on supplemental benefit offerings within Medicare Plan Finder, and modifications to Star Ratings and risk adjustment to account for social risk...
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2021—As the country experiences COVID surges again and struggles to reach the Biden administration’s vaccination goals, new data released today by the Larry A. Green Center, in collaboration with PCC and 3rd...
At press time, the House of Representatives appears poised to pass H.R. 4502, the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor/HHS Appropriations bill. Report language accompanying the bill would direct $5 million, sought by the PCC, to the Center for Primary...
As debate over big-ticket infrastructure and budget reconciliation bills unfolds, the Senate Finance and House Energy and Commerce Committees are charting more bipartisan paths on behavioral health, social determinants of health, and...
On July 13, CMS released its annual Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.   Among other provisions, CMS proposes to: Update reimbursement for Medicare Part B fee schedule services Maintain certain telehealth services on...
This is a republished article from the July 2021 issue of the Executive Member Update, the monthly e-newsletter for PCC Executive Members. Each issue of the newsletter features a short profile of an individual who works in primary care or...
Physician assistants (PAs) reported high job satisfaction in 2020, despite much of the year being marked by the pandemic, and the field continues to grow. That's according to the annual Statistical Profile of Certified PAs, released this...
Maine has been a leader in the nation over the past four months, from March through June 2021, in terms of the proportion of its population that has been fully vaccinated. This accomplishment is in spite of several major demographic and...
Corona Virus
Check back regularly for the latest survey results and updates. For data from the previous clinician survey, see Round 28 Results. The Primary Care Collaborative is partnering with the Larry A. Green Center to regularly survey primary...
The department is giving employees eight weeks to comply. “Whenever a Veteran or VA employee sets foot in a VA facility, they deserve to know that we have done everything in our power to protect them from COVID-19,″ Veterans Affairs...
Medical groups representing millions of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health workers on Monday called for mandatory vaccinations of all U.S. health personnel against the coronavirus, framing the move as a moral imperative as new...
Corona Virus
Check back regularly for the latest survey results and updates. The Primary Care Collaborative is partnering with the Larry A. Green Center and 3rd Conversation to field regular surveys of primary care clinicians and occasional surveys of...
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2021 – The PCC and many of its members are among the 430 organizations that are sending a letter today to Congress to urge policymakers to address the “telehealth cliff.” The letter was co-led by the Alliance for...
Life expectancy at birth in the United States declined by 1.5 years from 2019 to 2020 to the lowest level since 2003, according to new provisional data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The drop in life...
Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services, on July 19 extended the public health emergency due to COVID-19. The extension started the next day – July 20 – and lasts 90 days.

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