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July Fourth was not the celebration President Joe Biden had hoped for, as far as protecting more Americans with a coronavirus vaccine. The nation fell just short of the White House’s goal to give at least a first dose to 70% of adults by...
The president said that his administration will be working throughout the summer to "wind down" mass vaccination sites, while increasing vaccine access and uptake in a more targeted way, focusing on five key strategies: Implementing a "...
On June 29, the Delaware House passed a bill that continues recent efforts to strengthen the primary care system in the state by: Directing the Health Care Commission to monitor compliance with value-based care-delivery models and...
As states are ending state-level public health emergencies that temporarily added new telehealth payment coverage in Medicaid and other state-funded or -regulated programs and payers, many states are codifying telehealth payment parity for...
The California Department of Health Care Services solicited public comments on its draft request for proposal (RFP) for upcoming procurement of Medi-Cal (Medicaid) managed care plans. This is the first time California has conducted a...
On June 11, the White House held an online town hall titled “Primary Care Providers, Health Systems, and the Next Phase of the Vaccination Rollout.” Part of the Biden-Harris administration’s National Month of Action, it blanketed local TV...
A task force of state lawmakers and health experts called on the Legislature to create a statewide office and a Cabinet-level position focused on equity, and to immediately initiate an equity-focused review of the state’s response to COVID...
[A] new Morning Consult/Politico survey suggests many unvaccinated adults aren’t budging. The survey asked 744 unvaccinated adults to describe in their own words why they’re skipping the shots. Roughly a quarter of respondents in the...
The PCC is working with its members and other leaders in primary care to build unity and momentum for the bold changes the recent NASEM report calls for, particularly those related to payment reform. The report is an opportunity to shift...
In early June, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that a record 31 million Americans were enrolled in coverage related to the Affordable Care Act as of February 2021, demonstrating its role as a lifeline for people...
As discussion continues about how to extend the enhanced subsidies in the American Rescue Plan, which will expire at the end of 2022, there are calls for improving affordability of both premiums and out-of-pocket costs in marketplace plans...
Department of Health and Human Services   The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced $125 million in workforce grants to support 14 nonprofit private and public organizations’ efforts toward underserved communities...
Telehealth   Bills related to telehealth continue to be introduced in both houses of Congress. The Alliance for Connected Care has a comprehensive list of bills and summaries.   Expansion of Teaching Health Centers   Noting that “we need...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, an independent, charitable and philanthropic affiliate of CVS Health (a PCC Executive Member), has released the fourth annual Healthiest...
Tysons Corner, VA – June 15, 2021 – Ending the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic requires widespread vaccination, but as the immunization rate slows across the United States, it is unclear whether President Biden’s goal of having all U.S....
In a recent survey, most primary care physicians said it is helpful to have pharmacists administer vaccines to adults. However, the survey also revealed concerns, including a lack of communication between PCPs and pharmacists, according...
Rural communities outside America's cities are falling further behind in the race to vaccinate against COVID-19 as President Joe Biden's Fourth of July goal to reach 70% of American adults looms over the horizon.
If the U.S. wants to give everyone access to healthcare, fee-for-service medicine has to go, Donald Berwick, MD, former president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, said at a webinar on value-based care sponsored by the Duke...
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2021—The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) is welcoming two new members to its board of directors this month: J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief Health Equity Officer and Senior Vice President of Humana, Inc.;...
Routine childhood vaccinations dropped dramatically during the early months of the pandemic, and although those began rebounding last summer, many children and adolescents are still behind on shots, according to a federal health report...

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