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May 2021 Christopher F. Koller,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
October 2020 Christopher F. Koller,
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
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
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
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