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Multipayer Primary Care Network

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • What Makes Michigan’s High-Performing Primary Care Practices Work Well?

    Blog Post

    What Makes Michigan’s High-Performing Primary Care Practices Work Well?

    January 2021 Diane Marriott Jerome Finkel

    Since the advent of the patient-centered medical home and team-based care concepts, health reformers have sought to unearth the specific interventions and techniques in primary care settings that are most likely to improve patient outcomes and value. More

  • The Impact of Federal Value-Based Primary Care Programs on Participating Oregon Practices: A Snapshot

    Publication

    The Impact of Federal Value-Based Primary Care Programs on Participating Oregon Practices: A Snapshot

    December 2020 Diana Bianco Chris DeMars Lisa Miller Emilie Sites

    This brief finds that 62 Oregon primary care practices that participated in Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPC Classic) and continued with the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) showed positive trends on most quality measures, as well as emergency department utilization and avoidable emergency department utilization across all payer types. More

  • News Article

    Washington Health Plans Commit to Improving Primary Care Through Multipayer Model

    November 2020 Sonika Kumar

    On October 12, Washington state regulatory officials and members of Governor Jay Inslee’s office and others gathered as eight health plan leaders signed a memorandum of understanding, committing in good faith to work together to improve primary care through a transformational multipayer payment model. More

  • Strong Primary Care Could Help the US Prevent a Twindemic

    Blog Post

    Strong Primary Care Could Help the US Prevent a Twindemic

    October 2020 Christopher F. Koller, President

    Yul Ejnes is worried. A primary care doctor in Providence, Rhode Island, he and his team have done all they could in the wake of COVID: shutting down… More

  • Prospective Payment for Primary Care: Lessons for Future Models

    Publication

    Prospective Payment for Primary Care: Lessons for Future Models

    September 2020 Erin Taylor Michael Bailit Jennifer Sayles, MD, MPH

    This report analyzes earlier primary care prospective payment models and offers lessons and insights for designing a prospective payment for primary care that will facilitate the delivery of comprehensive, coordinated, and patient-centered primary care. More

  • Supporting the Critical Role of Primary Care in the COVID-19 Response

    Blog Post

    Supporting the Critical Role of Primary Care in the COVID-19 Response

    August 2020 David Labby Jennifer DeVoe Andrew Morris-Singer Cat Livingston

    This is the moment for payers and policymakers to invest in collectively strengthening primary care and community health organizations, say David Labby, founding Chief Medical Officer of Health Share of Oregon, and colleagues in this blog post. More