September 29, 2022
The California Quality Collaborative (CQC), an arm of the Purchaser Business Group on Health, and the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) have convened a coalition of six large commercial health care payors to work together through the California Advanced Primary Care Initiative to enable primary care practices to transform to a high-performing, value-based care model that reduces costs and improves quality and equity.
The payors currently participating are Aetna, Aledade, Blue Shield of California, Health Net, Oscar and UnitedHealthcare.
These payers have signed a memorandum of understanding committing to this coordinated effort through 2025. The goals include expanded transparency, value-based payment reform, increased investment and practice transformation support for person-centered care.
The California Medical Association is hosting a webinar on November 1, 2022, with CQC and Blue Shield to educate physicians about this new initiative and how it will help them provide higher quality patient care.
In addition, physicians will hear a description of how one payor – Blue Shield of California – is implementing Advanced Primary Care in its network. With this knowledge, primary care physicians will be able to prepare their practices to meet the goals of the program, improving the experience of their patients.
The free, one hour webinar—the Future of Primary Care in California—will be Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 12:15 p.m. If you are unable to join the live event, it will also be posted for on-demand viewing at cmadocs.org/webinars.
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Also see: CMA webinar to look at the future of primary care in California