pink piggy bank wearing stethoscope According to the study, a one-percentage-point increase in adjusted primary care spending percentage across the HMO population would represent $923 million in lower total spending per year.

Greater investment in primary care is linked to better quality care and fewer hospital visits, a new study of California health plans has found.

The study, released by the California Health Care Foundation, “Investing in Primary Care: Why It Matters for Californians with Commercial Coverage,” was sponsored by a coalition of groups and looked at data from state eight health plans, covering 80% of commercially insured adults in the state—13.9 million Californians. The study also examined primary care spending of 180 provider organizations, including data from 8.5 million adults in HMO plans, which is nearly half of the state’s commercially insured adults.

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