Advanced Primary Care Resources

Employers know that primary care is essential to a healthy workforce and employees’ access to a high-value health care system. Studies show that robust systems of primary care can lower overall health care utilization, disease and death rates and increase the use of preventive services. Strong primary care also may reduce the negative effects of income inequality and is associated with more effective and equitable health services.

For this reason, the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) has worked for the better part of the last decade to revitalize primary care. Through successive initiatives and in collaboration with a diverse group of committed stakeholders, PBGH has spearheaded efforts to create a blueprint for optimized primary care. The objectives are to fully utilize primary care’s potential to improve health outcomes, integrate behavioral health and reduce costs to the health care system.


Common Measure Set: A set of clearly defined health plan requirements and accountability expectations focused on advanced primary care.

Memorandum of Understanding for Payers: An agreement whereby organizations commit to increase investment in and access to advanced primary care.

Common Purchasing Agreements for Health Plans and Direct Contracting: Purchaser-endorsed standards to help achieve high-value equitable care.

Health Value Index: Specific performance indicators that create actionable insight into a purchaser’s health plan spending.

Advanced Primary Care Request for Information (RFI): PBGH has issued a collective RFI on behalf of our members to identify provider practices that meet established standards of advanced primary care and that are willing to partner. PBGH members will use these results in network design and/or in direct contracting arrangements.


Raymond Tsai, M.D. M.S.
Vice President, Advanced Primary Care


Advanced Primary Care Request for Information 2.0

Advanced Primary Care Request for Information

Advanced Primary Care Request for Information 1.0

Advanced Primary Care Employer Resource Package

Our resource package available to PBGH members.