Insurers Outline How They’re Helping PCPs Stay Afloat

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused visits to primary care providers (PCPs) to plummet, putting significant financial strain on those businesses. That crisis has been especially harmful to independent practices, and insurers have begun to step in to assist struggling practices in their networks.

In recent years, payers have also renewed their focus on investing in high-quality primary care, recognizing the central role primary care plays in population health, care coordination and preventive medicine.

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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Peter has worked as a journalist since 2011 and has covered health care since 2020. At AIS Health, Peter covers trends in finance, business and policy that affect the health insurance and pharma sectors. For Health Plan Weekly, he covers all aspects of the U.S. health insurance sector, including employer-sponsored insurance, Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage and the Affordable Care Act individual marketplaces. In Radar on Drug Benefits, Peter covers the operations of (and conflicts between) pharmacy benefit managers and pharmaceutical manufacturers, with a particular focus on pricing dynamics and market access. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered transportation, public safety and local government for various outlets in Seattle, his hometown and current place of residence. He graduated with a B.A. from Colby College.

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