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Congress Votes to Nominate Tom Price as HHS Secretary

February 2, 2017 - On February 1, House Representative Tom Price, R-Ga., was officially nominated as the Secretary for the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), according to the US News & World Report. The Senate Finance Committee moved forward with voting in Price despite Democratic Senators boycotting the vote. “As Congress navigates the minefields of tax reform, healthcare reform and...

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74% of PCPs Prefer Affordable Care Act Changes Over Repeal

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Only about 15 percent of primary care providers favored a complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a recent New England Journal of Medicine study stated. While some of the 426 primary care providers surveyed between December 2016 and January...

How Payers Could Assist Primary Care Docs with Value-Based Care

by Vera Gruessner

How can health insurance companies improve their relationship with primary care practices? How can payers work with primary care providers to expand value-based care reimbursement?  For answers to these questions,

CMS Comprehensive Primary Care Program Gained $57M in Savings

by Vera Gruessner

Dr. Patrick Conway, Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief Medical Officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced in The CMS Blog that 95 percent of all primary care practices participating in the Comprehensive...

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Program Selects Anthem BCBS

by Vera Gruessner

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado as a participant for their Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative, according to a company press release. The Comprehensive...

Primary Care, Coordination Drive Accountable Care Organizations

by Vera Gruessner

Within the new value-based care payment strategies being developed among healthcare providers, payers, and government agencies, accountable care organizations (ACOs) continue playing an important role in bringing greater quality improvements...


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