By Tess Miller, Dr.P.H. – The unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 underscored the vital role played by the Nation’s vast network of primary care practices—and also their vulnerabilities.
HRSA announced over $155 million in awards for 72 teaching health centers that operate primary care medical and dental residency programs that include high need specialties such as psychiatry, as part of President Biden’s Unity Agenda to address the nation’s mental health crisis.
Nearly one billion dollars in annual excess health care expenditure are due to turnover of primary care physicians, and work-related burnout is a significant driver of those costs, according to a new AMA-led study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, is announcing the availability of $19.2 million in American Rescue Plan funding to support and expand community-based primary care residency programs.
By David Burda – Everyone from healthcare incumbents to entrepreneurs to vertical integrators to new market entrants is trying to reinvent primary care. The reason is simple. In a risk-based payment world, you can make a lot of money by keeping healthy people healthy and people with chronic illness as healthy as possible.