PCDC's Impact: Practice Transformation

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Transitioning from a fee-for-service to a value-based payment environment is critical in today’s health care landscape. PCDC’s team of experts — many with clinical backgrounds themselves — develop tailored transformation plans and coach practices every step of the way to achieve the desired results.

PCDC offers practice transformation assistance in:

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Care Coordination and Team-Based Care
  • Access and Redesign
  • Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
  • And more

PCDC’s Capital Investment team also offers flexible loan financing to support the staffing and infrastructure changes needed to implement practice transformation.

Meeting Providers’ Care Coordination Needs Post-Covid-19

Categories: Client Spotlight, Technical Assistance
High-quality, coordinated primary care improves outcomes for everyone: patients, providers, and payers. This level of care requires excellent communication – providers are expected to build strong relationships with patients, keep patients engaged in care delivery, and coordinate patient needs. Training staff in these growing tasks has been difficult, as COVID-19 disrupted all aspects of in-person …

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Hard to Catch Up: Don’t Forget Quality Improvement and Reporting Requirements throughout COVID-19

Categories: Technical Assistance
With the COVID-19 pandemic in its ninth month in New York City, primary care practices have needed to become masters of everything. They are concurrently responsible for regulatory reporting to Medicare, Medicaid, and health plans, developing COVID-19 testing protocols, planning for potential vaccination distribution, delivering telehealth services, restarting in-person services, and managing new remote workforces. The challenges continue to grow, …

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PCDC Marks 800th Patient-Centered Medical Home

Categories: Technical Assistance
Deborah Johnson Ingram
Through PCDC’s assistance, 800 primary care practice sites have achieved National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition — 77 percent of them just in the last 18 months.  The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model improves care by transforming how primary care is organized and delivered. Through a team-based approach, PCMH ensures that patients receive appropriate care when they need it, with emphasis on respect, dignity, …

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A Creative Twist in Team-Based Care Training

Categories: Technical Assistance
PCDC’s team-based care training can take an unexpected turn, as internal medicine residents recently discovered at BronxCare Health System. To instill principles of team-based care and collaboration, participants were given an assortment of common household items — and instructed to build the tallest tower possible in 10 minutes. Participants completing a team-based care exercise designed by …

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PCDC in Action: Essentials of Care Management

Categories: Events, Technical Assistance
Last month, the Primary Care Development Corporation’s (PCDC) Performance Improvement team held its inaugural session of the National Training Institute, which features curricula that PCDC experts have refined and taught to thousands. Register today for upcoming courses in October and November.   What it is: The Essentials of Care Management course is a two-day deep dive into …

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