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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...
As we approach the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for bridging health disparities and focussing on health equity has come more and more to the forefront for both health practitioners and health policy thinkers. Health equity...
Please find attached PCC’s Statement for the Record, provided for today’s Senate Finance hearing: Protecting Youth Mental Health: Part II - Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Care. The attached includes a series of policy...
Colgate-Palmolive Company today announced it is launching a public health initiative to empower people to Know Your OQ™: to understand—and improve—their oral health quotient. Just as people may know their IQ or EQ, which measure...
COVID-19 vaccines have helped slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the US. However, maximal population uptake of vaccines has been hindered by vaccine hesitancy. Greater participation of primary care physicians (PCPs) in vaccine distribution...
Artificial intelligence can alleviate administrative burdens, improve diagnostic accuracy, identify patients most at risk for certain diseases and reduce unnecessary procedures, according to a recent paper. Yet, “most primary care...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing the availability of $19.2 million in American Rescue Plan funding to support and expand community-based...
Nearly 70% of U.S. physicians are now employed by hospital systems and corporate entities like private equity firms and health insurers, according to new data by Avalere for the Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI) examining the period...
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 21,000 members. Founded in Waterville, Maine, in 1978 as the National Rural Primary Care Association, in 1995 it added rural...
Mark Blum President and CEO, SolidaritUS Health Executive Director, America's Agenda The following is a transcript of a brief presentation given during the PCC’s online working summit – From Crisis to Opportunity: Primary Care for All...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2022—The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) is welcoming two new members to its board of directors in 2022: Eliot Fishman, PhD, Senior Director of Health Policy, Families USA; and Dorothy Siemon, Esq., Senior Vice...
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified disparities that have long existed in healthcare and focused practitioners and policymakers on the urgency of closing these gaps. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which runs the...
Over the past two quarters of 2021, the PCC’s Behavioral Health Integration Workgroup has focused on developing payment recommendations that would support behavioral health integration in federal primary care payment.  The product of this...
As the omicron surge engulfs the nation, overwhelmed hospitals are asking people without serious symptoms to avoid their emergency rooms, leaving many unsure of next steps. If not the emergency room, where? The short answer is primary...
WATERTOWN, Mass., January 26, 2022 – athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of network-enabled software and services for medical groups and health systems nationwide, today announced research insights that show significant differences in...
A new approach to patient-centered medical home care focused on addressing “high-value” elements (HVE) does not drop healthcare costs for patients treated at primary care practices, according to a new study. Clinics utilizing the new...

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