NCHC called on the Senate to pursue an alternative, bipartisan path forward on health care following the House of Representatives’ recent passage of HR 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
New payment models and dedicated efforts to coordinate care are changing the delivery of health care, but more progress needs to be made, primary care physicians said at a recent National Coalition on Health Care forum on health policy.
As American health care transitions from volume to value, successful employers, plans, and health systems are finding strong primary care to be absolutely essential. Yet nationally, the United States spends only 4-8% of health care dollars on primary care, compared to an average of approximately 12% among other industrialized countries1 – each of which spends substantially less on health care than the United States. To build an American health care system that delivers better care at a lower cost, primary care must become a national health policy priority.
Dozens of leading healthcare organizations, including the National Coalition on Health Care, have called on President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to continue the federal government’s push to value-based, patient-centered payment models that reward providers for improved quality and cost-effective care.
Joint letter organized and sent by NCHC on January 25th, 2017 to the Administration & Congress Urging Support for the Value-based Care Movement