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.

PCDC Marks 200th Patient-Centered Medical Home

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Thanks to expert assistance and coaching from the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), 200 primary care practices have now achieved National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition. PCMH is a key element of health care payment reform currently underway in Medicaid, Medicare and commercial health plans, and is often linked to …

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PCMH Programs Increase While Incentives Fail to Meet Needs

Categories: Policy, Technical Assistance
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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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Helping Practices Become Patient-Centered Medical Homes

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Among New York communities, Hempstead, on Long Island, has a relatively high poverty rate, 38 percent higher than the average for the state. As is often the case, this has led to a large population of people and families who are utilizing state-based assistance plans such as Medicaid to cover their medical expenses. For practices …

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“Who’s Going to Care?” Reveals Significant Challenges to Care Coordination and Care Management Workforce

Categories: Press Release, Technical Assistance
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July 22, 2015 (New York, NY) — “Who’s Going to Care? Analysis and Recommendations for Building New York’s Care Coordination and Care Management Workforce,” a new report by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (1199SEIU) and the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), finds significant challenges that threaten to undermine the care coordination and care management workforce …

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Hundreds of Rural Providers Adopt EHRS and Health Exchange

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With support from a HEAL 10 grant, the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, which serves patients in rural communities in Northern New York is working with PCDC to help practices adopt electronic health records (EHR); achieve NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition; achieve “meaningful use” of EHR certification; and exchange health information across provider settings. …

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