Texas Primary Care Consortium Updates

February 15, 2023

Primary Care during the 88th Texas Legislative Session

TPCC, with support from Episcopal Health Foundation and St. David’s Foundation, brought together a statewide consensus panel to identify and advance bi-partisan, smart public policy that will help increase access, reduce costs, and improve outcomes.

Policy Priorities

The consensus panel proposes a three-pronged framework of solutions for a positive and sustainable impact. The proposed policy priorities for primary care are: increasing access to care, promoting value-based payment, and strengthening primary care.

Check out the Policy Briefs
Priorities for the 88th Legislative Session
Make Primary Care Primary video
Watch our Video, “Making Primary Care Primary”
Read our Blog to learn more about the framework for the policy priorities

Let us know if you’d like to stay informed or get involved with TPCC’s policy work!

2023 Policy Priorities Webinar

The value of primary care in Texas has long been overlooked. To ensure Texans can lead their healthiest lives, Texas Primary Care Consortium (TPCC) has identified 2023 policy priorities for the ongoing 88th legislative session. Learn about bills that could affect primary care in Texas, why improving the state’s primary care system is urgent and critical, and how policy changes can improve health across the state in our upcoming webinar.

Register now!

TPCC welcomes the House Select Committee on Health Care Reform’s Interim Report Recommendations

The House Select Committee on Health Care Reform’s recommendations to the legislature include many changes that overlap with TPCC’s policy priorities. Some of them include: 

  • Interim Charge 1: Consider opportunities to leverage the Texas All-Payor Claims Database to determine true cost impact of benefit mandates
  • Interim Charge 3: Explore ways to implement a pilot program in which low-income or at-risk Texans could access Direct Primary Care at Federally Qualified Health Centers.
  • Interim Charge 5: Pass legislation extending Medicaid coverage for pregnant women to 12 months post-partum.
Check out the Committee’s Report

Follow TPCC on Social

TPCC is now on LinkedIn! Follow us on LinkedIn to stay up to date with our latest news and connect with fellow health care champions in Texas. We are also active on Facebook and Twitter!

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TWHC Advocacy Day

The Texas Women's Healthcare Coalition is hosting a one-day advocacy day later this month on February 23rd in Austin, TX. They will have several legislators there to talk about bills they are championing on maternal health issues, and will provide some training on how to talk to your representatives about these issues. They are even offering to set up office visits!

Register for free

Primary Care Resources

Blog | State Perspectives to Advance Health System Transformation through Multi-Payer Initiatives

A post from NASHP highlighting payment and delivery system strategies coordinated across private and public payers.

Dashboard | Massachusetts Primary Care Dashboard

A dashboard to monitor the health of the primary care system in the Commonwealth along four domains: finance, capacity, performance, and equity.

Report | 2022 Primary Care Legislative Trends

A PCDC report with analysis on legislative introductions at the state level across the country in 2022 to identify trends in policy related to primary care. 

Report | Relationships Matter: How Usual is Usual Source of (Primary) Care?

An evidence report examining the current state of primary care in the U.S. with recommendations for improving patient access to primary care clinicians. 

The Texas Primary Care Consortium is a statewide collaborative initiative with a mission to advance accessible, continuous, and coordinated person-centered care for all Texans led by Texas Medical Home Initiative in partnership with Texas Health Institute.​​
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