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August 5, 2021

Aligning Payments, Services, and Quality in Primary Care

Author Affiliations
  • 1Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, New Hampshire
  • 2The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington, DC
  • 3Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JAMA. 2021;326(9):805-806. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.12775

A May 2021 report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) described the critical role of high-quality primary care in improving the health of the nation’s population and reducing health disparities.1 The authors concluded that “primary care in the United States is fragile and weakening,” and recommended paying primary care practices using a “hybrid reimbursement model (part fee-for-service, part capitated).”1

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