Six Major California Payers Agree to Join Value-Based Primary Care Initiative

  • Aug 12, 2022

    Six payers have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to become the first members of the California Advanced Primary Care Initiative, a new program intended to expand the use of value-based primary care in the state.

    The initiative is in its early stages, and plenty of work needs to be done to finalize the plans, according to participants in the program who spoke with AIS Health, a division of MMIT. But the agreement calls for the companies to work together to increase their investment in primary care, contract with providers in value-based arrangements, adopt measures that will be publicly released, and hold practices accountable for meeting benchmarks and reward them for strong performance.

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  • Tim Casey

    Tim has worked as a reporter and editor for more than 20 years. Before joining AIS Health in December 2021, he was a business reporter covering the commercial real estate industry’s capital markets for four years. He previously covered health care business issues for two medical publishing companies and high school, college and professional sports for the Sacramento Bee newspaper. Tim has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University.

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