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Shift to Value-Based Payment will Require New Staffing Mix for Primary Care, Analysis Finds

By: Joanne Finnegan

Practices will need to add new staff such as behavioral health providers, social workers, nutritionists, and pharmacist support, according to a white paper from Premier Inc., a healthcare improvement company.

While many primary care practices and clinics are still operating under fee-for-service payment models, those that want to transition to value-based care will need to adjust their operating models, including staffing, Chris Smedley, vice president of physician enterprise services at Premier, said in an interview with FierceHealthcare.

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