Latest PCDC News

New York Senate Advances Bill to Expand Eligible Uses for the Community Health Care Revolving Capital Fund

Categories: Investment, PCDC News, Policy
The New York State Senate recently took action on a bill sponsored by Senate Health Committee Chair Gustavo Rivera and Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried to increase flexibility and expand eligible uses of the New York State Community Health Care Revolving Capital Fund, which is administered by PCDC. The Senate Health Committee passed the …

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PCDC Urges CMS to Protect New York Safety-Net Providers and 340B Savings

Categories: Policy
PCDC submitted comments this month to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to New York State’s Medicaid 1115 waiver extension request. The comments urge the federal administration to deny the state’s proposal to transition the state’s Medicaid pharmacy benefit from Managed Care to Fee-for-Service (FFS). If approved, the pharmacy transition, …

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PCDC Supports Addiction Treatment Services for Women with Children in Nashville, Tennessee

Categories: Investment
Renewal House, the only residential addiction treatment program for pregnant women and women and their children in Middle Tennessee, received a total of $9 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to construct a new addiction treatment and mental health facility in Nashville. This 35,000 square foot inpatient and outpatient facility will allow Renewal House …

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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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