PCDC Urges NYS Legislators to Protect PCMH Incentive Program

Categories: Policy
PCDC is among several leading organizations urging New York State elected officials to oppose a $20 million reduction to Patient-Centered Medical Home incentive payments. The proposed cut in the 2018-19 budget would pose far-reaching consequences for primary care providers. “We are concerned that this cut would not only financially harm providers and impact patients’ access …

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PCDC Calls for Strengthening Primary Care Infrastructure in NYC Council Testimony

Categories: PCDC News, Policy
PCDC CEO Louise Cohen testified before the New York City Council Committee on Hospitals today, voicing support for strengthening the City’s primary care infrastructure in partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H). “PCDC strongly supports the investments made by H+H, the City Council, and the de Blasio administration to expand and build new community health centers to …

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PCDC Advocates for Primary Care Before New York State Legislature

Categories: PCDC News, Policy
On February 12, PCDC CEO Louise Cohen provided testimony at the New York state legislature’s joint budget hearing about the need for primary care. Below is the full testimony from the public hearing. “With overwhelming evidence of its positive impact on improving health care quality and outcomes while lowering health care costs, primary care is …

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‘The Fiscal Cliff is Making Us Sick’: Louise Cohen in The Hill

Categories: PCDC News, Policy
In a new op-ed for The Hill, PCDC CEO Louise Cohen describes how the “fiscal cliff” harms the 27 million Americans who rely on federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) for care. Consequences range from an economic backslide to increased illness among the most vulnerable populations, according to Cohen. She asserts that Congress can still avert …

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Lenders Coalition Urges Congressional Action for Community Health Centers

Categories: Investment, PCDC News, Policy
Health care lenders are deeply concerned about the continued uncertainty around federal funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and how that uncertainty destabilizes future investments in the sector. The Lenders Coalition for Community Health Centers — a national coalition of 25 U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) dedicated to financing FQHCs — recently wrote to …

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