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Primary Care Development Corporation, U.S. Bancorp to Finance New Family Health Centers of San Diego in El Cajon

Categories: Investment, Press Release
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New York, San Diego, St. Louis, September 15, 2016 – The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) and U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC) have closed on financing to support Family Health Centers of San Diego’s (FHCSD) construction of a new, comprehensive care center in the city of El Cajon. New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) financing …

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Creating a Primary Care Road Map for DSRIP

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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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Lowell Community Health Center Expands

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With $27 million expansion, new space adds dental and vision services to largest primary care provider in the area Lowell, MA—Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) closed today on financing for a $27 million expansion that will renovate 65,000 square feet at 101 Jackson Street, adjacent to its main center at 161 Jackson Street. Through …

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Integrating PrEP into Primary Care

Categories: Technical Assistance
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In 2010, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy outlined a comprehensive plan to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic. One of the tools included to halt the spread of the virus to uninfected persons was pre-exposure prophylaxis, known commonly as PrEP. PrEP is a once-a-day regimen, currently consisting of the drug Truvada, to help HIV-negative adults at substantial risk …

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CMS Proposes Increased Primary Care Payments, Diabetes Prevention Support

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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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