How Physician Practices Could Share Personnel And Resources To Support Medical Homes

To become a medical home, providing patients with comprehensive, coordinated primary care, practices need to meet multiple requirements. These include some form of round-the-clock access for patients; managing chronic or complex conditions; carrying out timely, clear communication between providers and patients; and engaging in continuous quality improvement. The recently enacted health reform law reinforces these requirements.

Recognizing & Incentivizing Behavioral Health Integration: What’s Next from Accreditors and Employers

Attendees heard from:
Moderator: Julie Schilz, BNS, MBA, Senior Director, Commercial Health Innovation, Mathematica
- Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, MACP, Executive Vice President, Quality Measurement and Research, NCQA
- Shawn Griffin, MD, President and CEO, URAC
- Michael Thompson, President and CEO, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

Primary Care Administering More Vaccines as Mass Immunizations Accelerate

Yet Clinicians Say Their Mental Exhaustion Levels Are at All-Time High
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Survey Shows Patients and Clinicians Want Primary Care More Involved in Mass Vaccination Efforts

Clinicians Report that Primary Care is Still Largely Being Sidelined
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Survey Shows Primary Care is Willing to Distribute Vaccines Widely and Equitably

Primary Care Offers Assets, Including Experience and Relationships with Patients
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Washington State Purchasers Issue Letter in Support of Efforts to Transform Primary Care

In a letter sent Jan. 26, the Washington Health Alliance (Alliance) and the Purchaser Business Group on Health, formerly Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), a PCC Executive Member, join with purchasers in expressing support for the state’s efforts to transform the delivery of primary care.

Delaware Sets Primary Care Investment Target

In December 2020, Delaware’s Office of Value-Based Health Care Delivery issued a new report on healthcare affordability standards that includes plans to “more than double primary care spending in the commercial fully insured market by 2025.” The office set a provisional target to increase investments in primary care by 1% to 1.5%


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