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How Can States Follow Maryland’s Lead to Empower Primary Care Physicians?

Primary care provider consults patient.

The Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) equips physicians with the tools, technology, resources, and financial incentives to advance value-based care, improve health outcomes, and reduce costs. Siobhan Kirksey, MSN, RN, examines how states can learn from this innovative, proven model.

MDPCP: A Five-Point Debrief for Busy Maryland PCPs

Maryland is a trailblazer when it comes to healthcare. Since the 1970s, Maryland has eschewed the other 49 states’ approach by adopting an all-payer system for hospital services. This unorthodox move effectively eliminated cost-shifting between hospitals. Then, in 2014, the state pivoted once again to a model that emphasized quality-care delivery, population health strategies, and …

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