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Raising the Bar: Using Primary Care Practice Standards to Advance Health Equity in Medicaid

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Raising the Bar: Using Primary Care Practice Standards to Advance Health Equity in Medicaid

Practice standards can reduce disparities

In this CHCS article you'll learn about:
  • People of color are more likely than white individuals to face barriers to primary care access.

  • States can set standards for primary care practices by building on the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model. Practice-level standards can help to align efforts to advance equity across the health system. States may consider requiring practices to use data to identify existing health disparities.

  • Standards requiring an explicit focus on disparities reduction can address this gap. Access to culturally and linguistically appropriate care is an important aspect of reducing inequitable barriers to and providing high-quality care.
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