PCDC Urges Governor Hochul to Make Primary Care a Central Focus of Her $10 Billion Health Care Commitment

Categories: Policy, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 5, 2022 Contact: Hannah Huntt, hhuntt@pcdc.org  PCDC Urges Governor Hochul to Make Primary Care a Central Focus of Her $10 Billion Health Care Commitment  Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) — a New York-based, national nonprofit Community Financial Development Institution that aims to increase access to primary care and achieve health equity …

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PCDC Supports Legislation to Strengthen Primary Care in New York

Categories: Policy, Press Release
Primary care is undervalued and underfunded, despite evidence that it improves health outcomes and reduces costs. The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) applauds the introduction of A.7230/S.6534. Introduced by Senator Gustavo Rivera, Chair of the Senate Health Committee [pictured right], and Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee [pictured left], the legislation …

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New York Senate Advances Bill to Expand Eligible Uses for the Community Health Care Revolving Capital Fund

Categories: Investment, PCDC News, Policy
The New York State Senate recently took action on a bill sponsored by Senate Health Committee Chair Gustavo Rivera and Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried to increase flexibility and expand eligible uses of the New York State Community Health Care Revolving Capital Fund, which is administered by PCDC. The Senate Health Committee passed the …

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PCDC Urges CMS to Protect New York Safety-Net Providers and 340B Savings

Categories: Policy
PCDC submitted comments this month to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to New York State’s Medicaid 1115 waiver extension request. The comments urge the federal administration to deny the state’s proposal to transition the state’s Medicaid pharmacy benefit from Managed Care to Fee-for-Service (FFS). If approved, the pharmacy transition, …

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The American Rescue Plan Act and FQHCs: An Opportunity to Bolster Much Needed Primary Care Access

Categories: Investment, PCDC News, Policy, Technical Assistance
With the recent passing of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and provider organizations will receive funding from the federal government. The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will allocate over $6 billion to Health Center Program award recipients. Additional funding for FQHC Look-Alikes, Health Center Controlled Networks and …

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