Most health systems have invested heavily in primary care practices in the last decade. The good news is this strategy is paying off. Research shows that primary care providers are key to engaging patients, coordinating care, controlling costs and ensuring the best outcomes. For healthcare organizations, a strong primary care strategy is key to succeeding under value-based care.
Owning a primary care practice is tougher than ever — nearly 4,000 primary care practices had to close their doors during covid. That means about 8% of all physicians shuttered their business at least on an interim basis in just the last 12 months, many pertinently.