The value of primary care in Texas has long been overlooked. Thirty-two counties lack a primary care physician, 23.6% of adults are uninsured, and Texas leads the nation in rural hospital closures. To ensure Texans can lead their healthiest lives, Texas Primary Care Consortium has identified 2023 policy priorities for the upcoming 88th legislative session. Given the systemic and chronic nature of our state’s challenges, the consortium proposes a multi-sectorial framework of solutions for a posit
Texas Primary Care Consortium 2022 Annual Summit Plenary: Advanced Primary Care: Mapping Progress and the Path Forward Chris Skisak, PhD Executive Director Houston Business Coalition on Health Mark Chassay, MD, MEd, MBA Vice President & Chief Medical Officer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Regina Rogoff, JD, BA Chief Executive Officer People's Community Clinic Tom Banning CEO & EVP Texas Academy of Family Physicians
A panel discussion with 3 key stakeholders in primary care in Texas – a practicing physician; a health policy specialist and a primary care association executive whose goal is to explore key issues and solutions to advance access to care for all Texans while improving health outcomes, reducing disparities, and lowering costs.
This session will review the historical context of primary care in the US including the research of Dr. Starfield and others that helped establish the foundational role of primary care in the health of individuals and communities. The session will then focus on innovations in care models including the patient-centered medical home; Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation models (CPC, CPC+, others) and briefly review the evidence for their impact.
Historically, behavioral health and physical health services have existed in separate silos which limits integration and overall effectiveness. Oral health services have similarly operated along parallel but non-intersecting tracks with primary care.