New York Legislators Emphasize Need to Increase Support for Primary Care in Light of COVID-19 Challenges

Categories: Events, Policy
“The lack of primary care access in communities of color has actually led to some of those communities being struck worse by COVID-19,” said New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Chair of the Senate Health Committee, during his opening remarks for a special legislative briefing held by PCDC. The online event, moderated by PCDC CEO, …

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PCDC: Protect 340B Reimbursement for Safety Net Hospitals

Categories: Policy
Reducing reimbursement for safety net hospitals that are already distressed from the impact of COVID-19 would harm the underserved communities they serve, said PCDC in a public comment recently submitted to the Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The comment was in response to the most recent proposed Hospital …

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Hofstra Panel: COVID-19 Shifts Health Care Experience, Highlights Primary Care Needs

Categories: Events, Policy
Kemp Hannon
Disparate access to primary care across New York has exacerbated the pandemic’s health inequities – particularly along class and racial lines said Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) CEO Louise Cohen, who spoke on a recent Hofstra University panel on how COVID-19 will shift the way patients and clients experience health care going forward. Facilitated by …

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PCDC Urges HHS to Address Systemic Racism in 1115 Medicaid Waivers

Categories: Policy
PCDC recently joined nearly 300 organizations urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address systemic racism in the health system by taking action within the Medicaid program. In a letter to Secretary Alex Azar, the organizations highlighted the health disparities experienced by Black women and asked that the Secretary take immediate steps …

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California Primary Care Access: Q&A with PCDC’s Kirsten Weisbeck

Categories: Analytics, Policy
Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) has released a new Points on Care issue examining primary care access in California. The growing primary care provider shortage compounds existing health inequities for California’s underserved and vulnerable populations as communities struggle in the COVID-19 pandemic to meet increased needs for health services. As PCDC’s California team works to …

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