Expert Panel Discusses Future of Primary Care at PCDC Annual Summit

Categories: Events, Policy, Press Release

NEW YORK  – The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) hosted its signature Innovation Circle event, the Annual Summit last week, harnessing expert opinions to address the health care issues at the center of our national discourse. The event, “Primary Care Under the New Administration,” was held at the New York Academy of Sciences in lower …

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PCDC Urges: “No ACA Repeal Without a Plan!”

Categories: PCDC News, Policy

This week our new Congress will begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At this time, it appears that there is no plan for its replacement, a delay of which could have a devastating and destabilizing effect on our health care system. The foundation of the ACA is increased access to both …

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CEO Louise Cohen Appointed to NYC Community Services Board

Categories: Policy

On November 22, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced that PCDC CEO Louise Cohen is one of 15 appointees to the Community Services Board (CSB). The CSB is responsible for advising the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on the City’s mental health and substance use treatment services. Ms. Cohen brings to …

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Creating a Primary Care Road Map for DSRIP

Categories: Policy

More than 20 years ago, around the time that the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) started out, Barbara Starfield, a pediatrician and primary care advocate, defined primary care as first-contact, long-term, person-focused (not disease focused), comprehensive, and coordinated care. Even then, U.S. and international public health evidence was clear: countries with strong primary care had …

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CMS Proposes Increased Primary Care Payments, Diabetes Prevention Support

Categories: Policy

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing significant changes to the physician fee schedule that are expected to benefit primary care practitioners (PCP). The proposed changes increase Medicare payments for PCPs serving patients with multiple chronic conditions, behavioral health issues, cognitive impairment, or mobility-related impairments. CMS expects the changes to result in …

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