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The supply of Covid vaccines is now exceeding demand in rural areas and big cities, even as states lift remaining eligibility restrictions, open walk-in clinics and even offer shots to out-of-state residents. It's a jarring twist after...
Healthcare reform programs have not succeeded in broadly engaging primary care organizations despite years of effort, a new AHRQ-funded study has found. The study, published in Health Services Research, reviewed participation by the nation...
With medical visits picking up again among patients vaccinated against covid-19, health providers are starting to see the consequences of a year of pandemic-delayed preventive and emergency care as they find more advanced cancer and...
This past year, telemedicine has been a critical alternative to in-person visits. They’ve helped doctors like me stay connected to patients, a lifeline for some. Many patients, particularly those with mental health struggles, have told me...
As the U.S. continues to vaccinate as many Americans as possible to get a handle on the COVID-19 pandemic, recent polling suggests vaccine hesitancy may be falling among Black Americans.  Skepticism of COVID-19 vaccines has been more...
New Mexico in recent days became the state first to provide at least one dose to half of its adult population, and a nation-leading 38 percent of adults are fully vaccinated. It’s also among the top-performing states on equity: Over 26...
Making Convenient Care the Right Care for All: Improving State Oversight of Urgent Care Centers and Retail Health Clinics is a new issue brief produced by Community Catalyst and the National Health Law Program. A growing number of...
Uncovering a potential surge in upcoming health needs, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health released the first in a series of reports on April 8 that will provide in-depth analysis of the results of a comprehensive national survey...
The Utah Department of Health issued a primary care spending report using the state’s All Payer Claims Database (APCD). The report uses the Maine Quality Forum’s definition of primary care to calculate the total amount of spending on...
Today, we’re teaming up with Made to Save, a new initiative working to save lives by increasing access to the COVID-19 vaccines in communities of color. Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic but...
Tysons Corner, Va. – April 6, 2021 – Today, the Get the Medications Right™ (GTMRx) Institute launched a national task force to identify and address the reasons 45% of Americans don’t feel confident about vaccination against COVID-19. The...
About 1 in 6 Tested Positive for COVID-19, though Few Experienced Major Symptoms; Those Working in Nursing Homes or Assisted Living Facilities Most Likely to Report Testing Positive More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, a...
Over 40 healthcare organizations—including several primary care providers—in Oregon signed a voluntary compact to advance the adoption of value-based payment (VBP) in the state. The groups committed to making a good-faith effort to “...
April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM), and the theme for this year’s observance is #VaccineReady. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) will focus on the impacts COVID-19 is having on...
HHS Also Launches First TV Ads Encouraging Vaccinations, and Social Media Profile Frames for Americans to Share Support of Vaccines with the Message “We Can Do This” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced...
WASHINGTON, Mar. 31, 2021— As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate health inequities, the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) today released a new report that sounds the alarm on a deepening national crisis in oral health care...
Congress has introduced several bills impacting primary care since the start of the year. These include: the Veterans Access to Direct Primary Care (H.R. 1520), introduced by Reps. Chip Roy (R-Texas-21), Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.-11),...
The latest COVID-relief bill passed by Congress, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, includes a range of economic and public health support measures, many of which have implications for patients and primary care practices. The package...
The most recent COVID-19-related stimulus package included substantial subsidies for healthcare coverage (see above). It builds on the several healthcare-related executive orders Pres. Biden signed within his first weeks office, including...
The Biden-Harris administration has appointed several officials to health policy positions that may impact primary care. These include Xavier Becerra, who was confirmed as the first Latino Secretary of the Department of Health and Human...

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