PCDC Issues Recommendations on ‘Closing the Behavioral Health Integration Gap’

Categories: Policy, Technical Assistance
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) has identified five recommendations for integrating primary care into behavioral health in New York State, as part of a case study for providers, policymakers, and other stakeholders. Funded in part by the New York State Health Foundation, “Closing the Behavioral Health Integration Gap” proposes simplifying integrated facility requirements, establishing …

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PCDC Testifies on Rising Health Costs Before NYC Council

Categories: PCDC News, Policy
Every year, rising health care costs cut into earnings of workers and their families, essentially erasing wage increases — and more. An essential solution to rising health care costs is investment in primary care, PCDC testified before the New York City Council yesterday. “Too many Americans are just one medical bill, a hospital stay, or …

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Comment on Medicaid 1115 Waiver Request

Categories: Policy
Three key changes can help create a primary care-focused Medicaid program in New York State, PCDC said in a public comment today. The recommendations concern the proposed amendment to the Medicaid 1115 waiver, which broadly allows state innovation within the Medicaid program. In its comment, PCDC puts forth concepts — allocating funds directly to primary …

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PCDC Highlights Primary Care Research and Benefits in NYC Council Testimony

Categories: Analytics, Policy
In testimony before the New York City Council today, PCDC highlighted its findings on primary care access disparities, measured on a City Council District level. By examining all 51 districts, the Primary Care Access Profiles provide a multidimensional view of gaps in access, help support advocacy for additional services, and inform siting of new primary …

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PCDC Makes Recommendations for Improving Rural Access to Health Care Services

Categories: PCDC News, Policy
Primary care is the most reliable means of ensuring patient and community health in rural communities, PCDC asserts in recommendations to the federal government. “To meet its responsibility, primary care must be reinforced with sound policies and adequate resources,” the organization notes in its submission to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the …

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