The future of the primary care workforce has always been at risk, but after surviving the demands of a grueling health crisis, health care professionals are leaving the field faster than ever before. What can be done to reverse the trend?
Primary care is the only component of our health care system where an increased supply is directly associated with better population health and more equitable outcomes. As such, it is imperative that we advocate for legislative solutions that remove barriers to entry and increase investment in primary care.
Stakeholders in both the public and private sector can help attract individuals to the primary care field by partnering with learning institutions and medical schools, establishing new pathways to value-based care practice (e.g., Aledade FIRST) and increasing opportunities for diversity, equity and inclusion in the primary care workforce.
According to a Mayo Clinic study, organizations can better retain health care workers by creating an environment where they feel less burned out and more valued. By making the collective shift from fee-for-service to value-based care, we can adopt the tools, processes and reward systems that help primary care professionals feel more fulfilled by the invaluable work that they do.
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"I always felt like the little guy who could not negotiate with the insurance companies. Finally, we have strength in knowledge and numbers on our side which is paying off [...]The extra money has allowed me to increase pay and provide bonuses to the workers."
“In 2022, NMPHC further reinvested savings into our value-based care programs and hired one staff member at each of the eight locations to coordinate AWVs, diagnosis resolution, and close care gaps. NMPHC has built a system around the work of the ACO to support all our patients and add value to the healthcare experience."
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