PCDC Testimony: Support the Integration of OMH and OASAS in New York State

Categories: Policy
Combining the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) into a single agency will benefit New Yorkers by providing unified behavioral health services. The testimony identifies the importance of combining both state agencies, which would ultimately improve access especially for underserved communities …

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Providers Highlight Need to Increase Support for Primary Care – During COVID and Beyond

Categories: Events, PCDC News, Policy
“Investment in the people and services that keep our communities healthy is critical,” said Dr. Navarra Rodriguez, Chief Medical Officer at Advantage Care Physicians on a recent panel discussion hosted by PCDC as a special briefing for New York State lawmakers. Moderated by PCDC CEO, Louise Cohen, the briefing featured a conversation between three primary …

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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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