Comment on Medicaid 1115 Waiver Request

Categories: Policy
Three key changes can help create a primary care-focused Medicaid program in New York State, PCDC said in a public comment today. The recommendations concern the proposed amendment to the Medicaid 1115 waiver, which broadly allows state innovation within the Medicaid program. In its comment, PCDC puts forth concepts — allocating funds directly to primary …

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PCDC Highlights Primary Care Research and Benefits in NYC Council Testimony

Categories: Analytics, Policy
In testimony before the New York City Council today, PCDC highlighted its findings on primary care access disparities, measured on a City Council District level. By examining all 51 districts, the Primary Care Access Profiles provide a multidimensional view of gaps in access, help support advocacy for additional services, and inform siting of new primary …

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PCDC Makes Recommendations for Improving Rural Access to Health Care Services

Categories: PCDC News, Policy
Primary care is the most reliable means of ensuring patient and community health in rural communities, PCDC asserts in recommendations to the federal government. “To meet its responsibility, primary care must be reinforced with sound policies and adequate resources,” the organization notes in its submission to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the …

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Disparities in Primary Care Access: Q&A with Kirsten Weisbeck

Categories: Analytics, PCDC News, Policy
PCDC’s newly released Primary Care Profiles identify marked disparities in primary care access in New York City, measured on a City Council District level. The findings hold great potential for policy and advocacy efforts, says Health Research Analyst Kirsten Weisbeck, MPH, who co-authored the profiles. A member of the Evaluation and Analytics team, Weisbeck specializes …

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Primary Care Access in NYC Council Districts: New Findings

Categories: Analytics, Policy
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) has identified marked disparities in primary care access in New York City, measured on a City Council District level. By examining all 51 districts, the Primary Care Access Profiles provide a multidimensional view of gaps in access, help support advocacy for additional services, and inform siting of new primary care …

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