Primary care practices focus on the preventive care that keeps patients healthy. Many of them are small but punch above their weight in providing access to services in underserved communities.
A series of new surveys by researchers at NYU have found that the city’s primary care practices have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. Many of them worry they may not come out on the other side.
For practices that remained open, more than half of patient visits were completed via video or telephone, the researchers found. However, some providers were unsure whether they would be reimbursed for them.