Underinvestment, inflexible payment models, and growing administrative burdens on providers have chipped away at the primary care system for decades.
The California Advanced Primary Care Initiative is addressing these problems. Led by IHA and the California Quality Collaborative (CQC), the initiative drives alignment for increasing investment in primary care. This investment helps physician practices achieve financial stability while supporting quality outcomes and improving primary care access. A common reporting platform gives providers trusted, unbiased data insights that support performance improvement and reduce health disparities for Californians.
Several large payers have joined forces to increase funding and access to ‘advanced primary care’ in California. The model rewards practices that deliver high quality preventive care, effectively manage chronic conditions, reduce unnecessary emergency room and hospital admissions, and create a positive patient experience.
The participating payers have committed to pursuing the following goals:
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield of California
The California Advanced Primary Care Initiative makes it easier for primary care practices to shift to a high-performing, patient-centered care model. The initiative fosters: