The Bree Collaborative Primary Care Workgroup has issued draft recommendations, which are intended as a step towards system-wide and individual-level changes to support payment reform and build a health care system that truly meets the needs of a diverse population. The workgroup’s goal is to foster a common understanding of primary care: defining primary care, discussing its measurement, and outlining components that impact population health.
Family physicians’ voices in this effort are critical. Please review the report and share your thoughts through the public comment process by 5 p.m. Monday, December 28.
As an organization, the WAFP will also respond to the Bree report.
We will comment on the following:
- The range of providers who are included in the definition of “primary care provider.”
- The composition of providers who are included in team-based care.
- The services needed to manage the condition(s) identified by screening.
- The range of behavioral health concerns managed in primary care (i.e., not limited to mental health and substance use).
- The needed shift away from fee-for-service payments.
If you’d like to discuss this report or the Academy’s work on primary care investment, please let us know. The WAFP has members who serve on various Primary Care committees who would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about this important work.
Don’t forget to submit your comments by 12/28!