Anthem’s new program aims to impact quality and cost of primary care
Elizabeth Kraft, MD, Medical Director, Anthem BCBS in Colorado
Amidst all the changes in health care reform and health information technology, one key understanding has remained true: primary care is fundamental to a highly effective health care delivery system.
Research tells us that primary care providers (PCPs) are in the best position to improve health outcomes and affordability for healthy patients and those with chronic conditions. Yet many PCPs are in an untenable position due to a shortage of time to deliver the care they want to provide and a shortage of resources that would allow them to get off the treadmill created by fee-for-service payment arrangements.
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