Latest PCDC News

Hard to Catch Up: Don’t Forget Quality Improvement and Reporting Requirements throughout COVID-19

Categories: Technical Assistance
With the COVID-19 pandemic in its ninth month in New York City, primary care practices have needed to become masters of everything. They are concurrently responsible for regulatory reporting to Medicare, Medicaid, and health plans, developing COVID-19 testing protocols, planning for potential vaccination distribution, delivering telehealth services, restarting in-person services, and managing new remote workforces. The challenges continue to grow, …

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PCDC Comments on New York’s 1115 Waiver Extension Request

Categories: Policy
PCDC recently submitted comments in response to New York State’s Medicaid 1115 waiver extension request, urging the state to remove the proposal to transition the Medicaid pharmacy benefit from Managed Care to Fee-for-Service (FFS) from the request in its entirety. The pharmacy transition, also referred to as the “carve-out”, would eliminate critical savings safety net …

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PCDC’s Top 10: Most-Read News of 2020

Categories: PCDC News
Last year, PCDC published dozens of news stories and hundreds of social media posts about our community investment, training and technical assistance, and advocacy work. Following are the most-read news items of 2020 — with the need for policymakers to address COVID-19 disparities taking the top spot:   10. HRSA Loan Guarantee Program: Unlocking Financing …

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PCDC: Protect Critical 340B Savings that Help Providers Serve New York’s Most Vulnerable Communities

Categories: Policy
In a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, PCDC stressed the devastating impact the proposed Medicaid pharmacy benefit transition will have on safety net providers across the state. The pharmacy transition from Medicaid managed care to fee-for-service, otherwise known as the “carve out,” is set to take effect on April 1, 2021, and would …

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PCDC Receives $10 Million Impact Investment to Help Close Primary Health Care Deficit in Underserved Communities

Categories: Investment, PCDC News, Press Release
Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) announced receiving a $10 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, a catalytic investment to strengthen primary care and build health equity. “Primary care is underfunded and unavailable to many. This lack of access and investment in primary care and prevention has left many communities especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic,” …

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