Advanced Primary Care
Advanced primary care (APC) will improve the pathway to ongoing, coordinated, community-aligned, high-value care. Healthcare systems with a strong primary care foundation report better outcomes, higher patient satisfaction, and lower costs.
Improving Healthcare Value with APC
Seven Key Attributes Matter
Realigning reimbursement strategies, better care coordination, and an enhanced infrastructure will improve the ability to treat the whole person, rather than just the presenting condition.
This means care will be patient-centered, population-focused, and performance-rewarded.
The National Alliance promotes the importance of employers/purchasers working together to advocate for returning to the core values of primary care and advanced primary care practices.
Advanced Primary Care Resources
Every healthcare purchaser can continue making progress toward improving health and wellbeing by reinforcing the importance of primary care and APC. These resources offer guidance for adopting and advocating for broad access to high-value care.
A Purchaser Playbook for Action
What Makes Primary Care Advanced Primary Care?
Improving Healthcare Value with Advanced Primary Care
Coalitions In Action
Membership in the National Alliance is a catalyst for state and regional coalitions and their employer/purchaser members to advance key initiatives. Together, they leverage their collective influence to drive health, equity and value.
Washington Health Alliance (WA State Health Care Authority’s Primary Care Transformation Model) [Coalition Name TBD]
The Washington Health Alliance is involved with driving forward the Washington State Multi-Payer Primary Care Transformation Model (PCTM) with the belief that primary care is the foundation of our healthcare system.
Evidence shows greater use of primary care is associated with lower costs, higher patient satisfaction, fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visits, and lower mortality. The PCTM will be a framework to strengthen primary care through multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation.
Purchaser Business Group on Health
Studies show that robust systems of primary care can lower overall health care utilization, disease and death rates, and increase the use of preventive services. Strong primary care also may reduce the negative effects of income inequality and is associated with more effective and equitable health services.
Through a range of programs and initiatives, PBGH supports and advances a strong primary care system by incentivizing integrated and coordinated care that puts patients at the center.
Chief Medical Advisor to the National Alliance