Primary Care Roundup – March

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New York State Awards $87 Million in Capital for Community Health Centers In early March, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $87 million in funding for 37 community health center capital projects as part of a $1.5 billion in funding for health care facilities across New York State. See full list here. Evidence Grows for …

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What I learned About Increasing the Primary Care Spend

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A few weeks ago, I moderated a panel at our Primary Care Innovation Circle Annual Summit on how we can help primary care get the resources it needs to succeed. It was invigorating to share the room with so many people working in all aspects of primary care, and an honor to share the stage …

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DSRIP PPS Primary Care Plans to be Implemented

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PCDC’s “Principles of Primary Care” Inform State Action Primary care is essential to achieving success in New York State’s $7.4 billion Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program (DSRIP), and so is measuring primary care investment and progress through DSRIP.   The NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) now requires all DSRIP participating provider systems (PPS’s) to …

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Health Centers, Community Development Win in Federal FY16 Spending Act

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Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) such as PCDC play a critical role in financing the expansion of primary care. This includes making capital investments using New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to meet the needs of patients who lack access to quality health services. Both FQHCs and CDFIs rely heavily …

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Next Primary Care Summit: Growing the Primary Care “Share”

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Despite being essential to high quality health care, healthier communities, and reducing healthcare costs, primary care represents only a tiny slice of the over $3 trillion the United States spends each year on healthcare. Moderated by PCDC CEO Louise Cohen and featuring Christopher Koller, CEO of the Millbank Memorial Fund and Lindsay C. Farrell, President …

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