Focus Area

Primary Care Transformation

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  • Primary Care Payment Reform: Go Hybrid

    Blog Post

    Primary Care Payment Reform: Go Hybrid

    May 2021 Christopher F. Koller, President

    Like one of those impressive but forlorn polar bears pacing back and forth on a shrinking ice floe, much of primary care practice seems trapped in a fee-for-service payment system that’s bobbing in the ever-expanding sea of our health care economy. More

  • News Article

    Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care

    May 2021

    A health system based on high-quality primary care leads to better health outcomes and better health equity. No other part of the health system can… More

  • Publication

    Putting Primary Care First: Factors Influencing State Medicaid Agency Participation in Federal Primary Care Models

    May 2021 Greg Howe Anne Smithey Rob Houston

    This brief by the Center for Health Care Strategies’ Greg Howe, Anne Smithey, and Rob Houston examines state Medicaid agencies’ decision-making around participating in federal multipayer primary care models. More

  • Primary Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Publication

    Primary Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 2021

    This e-book aims to put a spotlight on (1) the ways in which countries failed or succeeded in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, (2) how primary care innovated in response to the pandemic, (3) lessons learned that might inform approaches to confronting future catastrophes, and (4) the ways in which innovation has served as a tool for driving health equity. More

  • Measuring Non-Claims-Based Primary Care Spending

    Publication

    Measuring Non-Claims-Based Primary Care Spending

    April 2021 Erin Taylor Michael Bailit Deepti Kanneganti

    Even as the use of alternative payment models — such as prospective per-patient case rates or performance incentive payments — grows, there is little uniformity in how primary care spending, particularly non-fee-for-service spending, is tracked and defined. More

  • Strengthening Primary Care and Improving Population Health: Nebraska’s Approach

    News Article

    Strengthening Primary Care and Improving Population Health: Nebraska’s Approach

    April 2021 Martha Hostetter Sarah Klein

    In Nebraska, a cadre of independent clinicians, health plan administrators, with a state legislator have partnered over the last decade to strengthen the state’s primary care infrastructure. In a new article, Martha Hostetter and Sarah Klein look at the progress advanced by these leaders, who are working today with the dean of the University of Nebraska’s School of Public Health to align health plans and providers around shared population health goals. More

  • Leveraging Trust in Primary Care to Promote Behavior Change During COVID-19

    Blog Post

    Leveraging Trust in Primary Care to Promote Behavior Change During COVID-19

    March 2021 Jackson Griggs

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, population-level health behavior modification has been the key to curbing viral transmission. But behavior change is… More

  • Developing Sustainable Community Health Worker Career Paths

    Publication

    Developing Sustainable Community Health Worker Career Paths

    March 2021 Olenga Anabui Tamala Carter Matthew Phillippi Dominique G. Ruggieri Shreya Kangovi

    Scaling up the role of community health workers (CHWs), which is essential for the future of U.S. public health, economic recovery, and social justice, requires significant workforce development to address the lack of a CHW career pipeline and high rates of turnover. Yet, little evidence exists to guide this work. More

  • Blog Post

    H. Jack Geiger and the Power of Health Care to Transform Lives and Communities

    February 2021 Christopher F. Koller, President

    Journalist, physician, and relentless advocate for civil rights and social justice, H. Jack Geiger pioneered the development of the nation’s community health centers, which now serve 1 in 13 people in the country. More

  • A City Maintains H. Jack Geiger’s Commitment to Community

    Blog Post

    A City Maintains H. Jack Geiger’s Commitment to Community

    February 2021 Michael Fine

    H. Jack Geiger’s ability to recognize communities as central to health, and to strengthen communities so they could nurture all of us, lives on in Central Falls, Rhode Island, and in thousands of communities across the nation and the world. More