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The American Rescue Plan Act and FQHCs: An Opportunity to Bolster Much Needed Primary Care Access

Categories: Investment, PCDC News, Policy, Technical Assistance
With the recent passing of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and provider organizations will receive funding from the federal government. The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will allocate over $6 billion to Health Center Program award recipients. Additional funding for FQHC Look-Alikes, Health Center Controlled Networks and …

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PCDC Mourns the Passing of Donald Ashkenase

Categories: PCDC News
On Monday, primary care lost a great champion. Donald Ashkenase was well known to many in New York as a hospital finance expert with a long and storied career at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NYC Health + Hospitals, and Montefiore Medical Center. But here at the Primary Care Development Corporation, we knew Don as …

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Groundbreaking in Rural Louisiana for Primary Care and Behavioral Health Expansion

Categories: Investment
An underserved rural community in north-central Louisiana will soon have more access to integrated primary care and behavioral services, thanks to financing from the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC). CommuniHealth Services, established as Morehouse Community Medical Centers Inc. in 2002, broke ground for its new state-of-the-art 41,000 square-foot facility in Bastrop. The $14.3 million project …

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PCDC Testimony: Preserving New York’s Primary Care Safety Net Through COVID-19 and Beyond

Categories: Policy
PCDC CEO Louise Cohen testified before the New York State legislature in February as part of the joint legislative budget hearing on health and Medicaid. The testimony emphasized the importance of primary care investment and access for New Yorkers in order to close the gaps in care exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pathway to …

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Behavioral Health Integration: Q&A with PCDC’s Andrew Philip

Categories: Analytics, PCDC News
Primary Care Development Corporation’s (PCDC) recently released Points on Care issue indicates that integrating behavioral health and primary care improves overall health outcomes, particularly for those with comorbid physical and behavioral health conditions. The data reviewed in the report revealed integrating care can address health disparities as well as reduce the cost of care. In …

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