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Expanding Primary Care Education

Friday, March 20, 2015

With the new implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the 2009 Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), and other federal investments in healthcare, significant training improvements to primary care providers, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, have been made for better coordinated care and health outcomes for all Americans.

At Arizona Priority Care, we believe in providing the best care to all patients. All of our providers are educators, not only to our patients but to our fellow providers, too. We learn new things everyday as a way to improve our care methods and to improve the outcomes of our patients’ health. Arizona Priority Care is the leading primary care group in Arizona, with over 100 associated physicians.

In an effort to provide access to care to every person in the United States, several investments have been made into the Obamacare operation. The need for primary care physicians has greatly increased, and many people were afraid that Americans wouldn’t be able to receive convenient care. However, the Affordable Care Act now provides new training opportunities, funding to increase nurse practitioners and physician assistants trained in primary care, and the operation/expansion of new health centers across the nation.

Hospitals and doctor’s offices are working together more than ever under the new healthcare act. In fact, hospitals are incentivized to train PCPs. Before Obamacare, hospitals had to pay out-of-pocket for the education of primary care physicians. This costly training often discouraged hospitals from working with primary care physicians, turning people away from the primary care field.

Primary care physicians are getting better training and specialized education. More physicians are going into more fields of family medicine including internal medicine, geriatric medicine, pediatric medicine, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and physician assistants. At Arizona Priority Care, we have the most highly educated and compassionate providers who are committed to providing the best care and advice possible.

To find out how the government is providing better jobs for the primary care workforce, please visit http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/factsheets/2013/06/jobs06212012.html.

For more information, contact Arizona Priority Care directly at (855) 711-2912.

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.©Arizona Priority Care, 2014