Primary care accounts for 55 percent of all U.S. medical visits but receives only about five percent of health care spending, which threatens efforts to increase access and move to a value-based care delivery system. Over 160 participants gathered on March 9 at the Primary Care Innovation Circle Third Annual Summit to take on the glaring underfunding of primary care. The event, titled “Growing the Primary Care Share of Health Care Spending,” was organized by the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) and held at the New York Academy of Sciences in Lower Manhattan.
The Primary Care Innovation Circle Third Annual Summit was generously sponsored by athenahealth and Custom Computer Specialists. PCDC’s signature event series, the Primary Care Innovation Circle brings together health care leaders to offer fresh perspectives on challenges facing the industry.