Paul Francis Talks Primary Care

Categories: Events, Policy

Paul Francis, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services, spoke at PCDC’s Leadership Advisory Council December breakfast about the State’s plans to expand and strengthen primary care.  Describing primary care as the “hub of the wheel” for health system transformation, Mr. Francis noted that several hundred million dollars were being …

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PCMH Programs Increase While Incentives Fail to Meet Needs

Categories: Capacity Building, Policy

According to a recent report by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), patient-centered medical home (PCMH) initiatives are growing rapidly throughout the country, capitalizing on the value of PCMH in reducing overall health care costs while improving quality of care. Today there are more than 160 PCMH incentive programs (up from 29 in 2009) …

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Primary Care Development Corporation Applauds de Blasio “Caring Neighborhoods” Initiative

Categories: Policy, Press Release

The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) applauds the de Blasio Administration’s $20 million Caring Neighborhoods initiative to address disparities in primary care access for over 100,000 residents living in underserved neighborhoods in New York City. PCDC worked closely with the Administration on this initiative, which provides critical funding and technical assistance to catalyze expansion of …

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Taking Primary Care Out of the Shadows

Categories: Policy

PCDC presses for greater investment and reforms in New York State, including more than $1 billion to strengthen and expand primary care capacity through a “Medicaid Waiver” that would enable New York to invest federal funds to transform the health care system. And recognizing that the primary care crisis is national, PCDC is expanding its advocacy …

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Medical Home /Meaningful Use Collaborative for 12 NYC Safety Net Providers

Categories: Policy

The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) and the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) recognized that for the next several years Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) have the opportunity to participate in two important initiatives that are expected to improve health care and bring financial incentives to providers, Patient Centered Medical Home …

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