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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Paul Francis Talks Primary Care

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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

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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

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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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