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Advancing Comprehensive Primary Care in Medicaid

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Medicaid plays an important role in financing primary care for low-income populations. Comprehensive primary care models that offer coordinated, patient-centered care have shown significant potential for preventing or delaying the onset of chronic conditions. However, several federal policy barriers inhibit the provision of comprehensive primary care in Medicaid, including low reimbursement, provider shortages, and access to health insurance. Over the past year, the Bipartisan Policy Center has worked to identify barriers to the provision of comprehensive primary care services in Medicaid.

Please join our online event from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET on July 7 as we release policy recommendations to reduce or eliminate those barriers, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on primary care providers and state Medicaid programs.

Join us on Zoom.

Read the report

Read the press release.

Featured Participants:

Remarks from:

Lisa Harootunian
Senior Policy Analyst, Health Project BPC

Laurie Zephyrin, M.D.
Vice President of Delivery System Reform, The Commonwealth Fund

Panel discussion with:

Hemi Tewarson
Director, Health Division, National Governors Association

Dr. Kelly Thibert
Resident Member of the Board of Directors, American Academy of Family Physicians

Ben Shaffer
Deputy Sec. and Medicaid Director, Executive Office of Health and Human Services for the State of Rhode Island

Moderated by:

Sheila Burke
Strategic Advisor, Baker Donelson; Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

In light of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BPC events have shifted to all remote formats, such as video teleconferences or calls.

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