Primary Care

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.

Through a range of programs and initiatives, PBGH supports and advances a strong primary care system by incentivizing integrated and coordinated care that puts patients at the center.

Programs and Initiatives


PBGH has developed a set of Advanced Primary Care attributes used by payers, providers and health care purchasers to incentivize high-quality, lower-cost primary care with patients at the center of every interaction.


National Health Plan Playbook

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A first-of-its-kind tool backed by the purchasing power of more than two dozen large employers, the Health Plan Playbook allows purchasers to influence health plan spending decisions in support of higher-value, more equitable care.


Payment Reform and Quality Improvement

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PBGH works with policymakers to advance the development and application of alternative payment models that hold providers accountable for quality of care.


Primary Care Payment Reform Workgroup

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The PBGH National Primary Care Payment Reform work group, comprised of large employers and convenes purchasers and other stakeholders to build consensus for new payment models that support and enable advanced primary care.


Behavioral Health Integration

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PBGH is supporting the development of tools and systems that can enhance the continuity and coordination of physical and mental health in the primary care setting.


PBGH is committed to containing unrelenting annual health care cost increases that impose an intolerable financial burden on patients and limit employers’ ability to grow and compete globally.

Upcoming Events and Training

March 9, 2021

Primary Care Payment Reform Workgroup

Employers know that primary care is essential to a healthy workforce and employees’ access to a high-value health care system.

March 30, 2021

Primary Care Payment Reform Workgroup

Employers know that primary care is essential to a healthy workforce and employees’ access to a high-value health care system.

April 20, 2021

Primary Care Payment Reform Workgroup

Employers know that primary care is essential to a healthy workforce and employees’ access to a high-value health care system.

Past Events and Training

February 16, 2021

Primary Care Payment Reform Work Group

Employers know that primary care is essential to a healthy workforce and employees’ access to a high-value health care system.