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

How ACOs and Payers Can Support the Primary Care Safety Net

Medicare and Medicaid are embracing value-based payment for accountable care organizations (ACOs) and similar entities that organize care for specific populations. The CMS Framework for Health Equity is focused on engaging providers “who have not previously participated in value-based care.” What have we learned from the experiences of early-adopter safety net practices and systems that have joined or formed ACOs and similar networks or entities?

2022 Evidence Report Launch and Discussion

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) released its 2022 Evidence Report: Relationships Matter. How Usual is Usual Primary Care? prepared by PCC and the Robert Graham Center. 

Read the full report here

Addressing Inequities with Whole-Person Primary Care Webinar

Health care leaders are increasingly calling for an approach to care that treats the “whole person”—inclusive of individuals’ mental health, behavioral and lifestyle factors, and their social and economic environment. Is such a model attainable? And can complementary treatments (such as managing stress and sleep, nutrition coaching, and practices like yoga and acupuncture) be incorporated into care for all patients, not just those who can afford them.

Medicare ACOs and Primary Care: What ACO Leaders Have Learned

ACO performance in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) improves with experience and physician-led ACOs are more likely to be high performers – these are key findings from the ACO literature discussed during PCC’s May webinar. Join us on June 28th to get behind the numbers and understand directly from ACO leaders the attributes that translate into success. We’ll hear from leaders driving care transformation in rural, urban and underserved communities about primary care’s contributions to successful ACOs.


PCC webinar: Matching Patients to Primary Care to Drive Better Health

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s landmark report, Implementing High-Quality Primary Care, recommends "all individuals should have the opportunity to have a usual source of primary care” and suggests a role for payers in making this a reality. When patients are matched to a primary care practice or individual, preventive and pro-active care, care coordination, and trusted relationships are possible.

Launch of Better Health - Now: A Campaign of the Primary Care Collaborative

This is the recording of the public online launch of Better Health - Now, a campaign to strengthen primary care in all communities through greater investment and better ways to pay for better health. This recording was created on March 29, 2022.

The pandemic has hit our families and communities hard. To recover and thrive, we must pivot healthcare resources to community-based primary care teams.


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