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As Healthy People has evolved over the decades to reflect the most current science and address the latest public health priorities, it has strengthened its focus on health equity. Healthy People 2030 has a variety of resources to help...
WASHINGTON, March 29, 2022 – The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care, today launched the Better...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2021-2030 National Health Expenditure (NHE) report, prepared by the CMS Office of the Actuary, that presents health spending and enrollment projections for the coming...
WATERTOWN, Mass., March 28, 2022—As the COVID-19 pandemic transitions to endemic, a seventh annual in-depth report on physician sentiments shows that physician burnout and high levels of concerns about staffing shortages are a worldwide...
The global pandemic has, rightfully so, grabbed headlines as we all grapple with its ongoing impacts on our health care system. What COVID-19 has also made painfully clear is how strained that system is, particularly in rural communities...
In a recent Senate Finance Committee hearing, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, said, "We are on the verge of beating back one public health crisis in COVID-19, only to see another grow in its place ... We have the opportunity...
People who regularly see primary care physicians tend to live longer and healthier lives – if they can locate and secure doctors near home, Michigan doctors said. Despite the necessity of such practitioners, who handle patients from birth...
The Physicians Foundation has released part one of three of its 2022 Survey of America’s Physicians, which examines the current impact of social drivers of health (SDOH) on physician practice, physician wellbeing and their patients as well...
Michigan is experiencing a decline in the number of primary care physicians, with more shortages expected by 2030, particularly impacting residents in underserved areas.
If you’ve ever had trouble finding a primary care doctor, or getting an appointment with one when you’re sick, you’re not alone. And some of Vermont’s top medical experts say the primary care shortage is about to get worse. As state...
New York, March 15, 2022--Thousands of doctors and nurses from across the globe reveal what is needed to fill gaps and future-proof today’s healthcare system in a new report from Elsevier Health. Published two years after the COVID-19...
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released the Overview of Health Disparities, the final component in the Healthy People 2020 Final Review suite of products. This component displays changes over time in disparities for a...
Most people get their medical advice from their doctors. But many may soon get it from state legislators, a frightening prospect that has already become law in two states and may happen in 24 more, with 47 pieces of active legislation...
A program in Delaware is a model for addressing racial inequity in health care. The program uses patient navigators. The role of navigators isn't just logistical. It also reduces fears and helps patients feel supported through a scary and...
The Affordable Care Act created the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to “test innovative payment and service delivery models to reduce...
CHICAGO — Nearly $1 billion in annual excess healthcare expenditure are due to turnover of primary care physicians, and work-related burnout is a significant driver of those costs, according to a new AMA-led study published in Mayo Clinic...
This Q&A is republished here from the February 2022 Executive Member Update, the enewsletter for PCC members. Each month in the newsletter, the PCC provides a short profile of an individual who works in primary care. It is a way of...
Just a few months into the pandemic, many people had begun putting their healthcare needs on hold. CDC figures from June 2020 show that about 41% of adults had opted to delay visiting a medical provider. Now, 20-plus months later, care...
Colorado is one of four states partnering with Medicare to try to pay doctors based on whether they can keep their patients healthy, but it’s not clear how they’re going to do that. The idea that insurers can keep costs down by...
On Feb. 23, Larry McNeely, PCC's Director of Policy, spoke on a panel at a conference titled The Case for Increasing Our Investment in High Quality Primary Care, sponsored by the New Jersey Healthcare Quality Institute. The event was about...

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