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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PCDC Testimony: Preserving New York’s Primary Care Safety Net Through COVID-19 and Beyond

Categories: Policy
PCDC CEO Louise Cohen testified before the New York State legislature in February as part of the joint legislative budget hearing on health and Medicaid. The testimony emphasized the importance of primary care investment and access for New Yorkers in order to close the gaps in care exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pathway to …

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PCDC Comments on New York’s 1115 Waiver Extension Request

Categories: Policy
PCDC recently submitted comments in response to New York State’s Medicaid 1115 waiver extension request, urging the state to remove the proposal to transition the Medicaid pharmacy benefit from Managed Care to Fee-for-Service (FFS) from the request in its entirety. The pharmacy transition, also referred to as the “carve-out”, would eliminate critical savings safety net …

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PCDC: Protect Critical 340B Savings that Help Providers Serve New York’s Most Vulnerable Communities

Categories: Policy
In a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, PCDC stressed the devastating impact the proposed Medicaid pharmacy benefit transition will have on safety net providers across the state. The pharmacy transition from Medicaid managed care to fee-for-service, otherwise known as the “carve out,” is set to take effect on April 1, 2021, and would …

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