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HHS offering $1M to strengthen link between primary care and health equity

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HHS offering $1M to strengthen link between primary care and health equity

Challenge aims to improve access to primary care

In this Healthcare Finance article you'll learn about:
  • The Building Bridges to Better Health: A Primary Health Care Challenge aims to improve health outcomes. $1 million in cash prizes will be awarded to encourage innovation to improve patient access to primary care.

  • PCPs have struggled to remain open, due to a shrinking workforce pipeline and decline in visits.

  • Massachusetts legislation would double primary care investment by switching from fee-for-service to a monthly prospective payment system. Physicians would be paid through the MA PC Trust billing commercial payers based on the number of members in their practice. Increase access to PCP care would lead to downstream revenue for hospitals.

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