Past Events

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The Primary Care Development Corporation’s (PCDC) Primary Care Innovation Circle was launched in 2012.

Below is a list of all past events.

Closing the Behavioral Health Integration Gap

(June 2019) In June 2019, a panel of New York State policy experts gathered to discuss integration policy efforts across the state. The event featured a case study on the East New York Health HUB, a successful co-located integration of the Institute for Community Living and Community Healthcare Network, and was followed by a formal published study by PCDC.

Primary Care: What Really Matters in Health Care Reform

(February 2018) Congressional debate on health care reform has centered on money and politics — not on what really matters for patients and health. Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, and Dr. Mitchell Katz, president and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, discussed shifting our health care system to focus on health and the delivery of high-value, cost-effective care.

Primary Care Under the New Administration

(April 2017) In April 2017, PCDC brought the topic of “Primary Care Under the New Administration” to Long Island. Led again by Deborah Bachrach of Manatt Health and moderated by PCDC Chief Executive Officer Louise Cohen, this panel took a fresh look at the health care debate following the defeat of the first Repeal and Replace bill under President Trump.

Primary Care Under the New Administration

(January 2017) This event, in response to uncertainty created by a new president, and moderated by CEO Louise Cohen, featured a panel of health policy experts led by Deborah Bachrach, JD, of Manatt Health that discussed the political and operational realities of new reforms, as well as their views on how primary care could achieve better outcomes and healthier patients.

Growing the Primary Care Share of Health Care Spending

(March 2016) Health care research, practice and policy experts discussed the fundamental inadequacy of spending on primary care, and how, through adequate and appropriate investments, primary care can deliver on the promise of better care, smarter spending and healthier people.

Who’s Going to Care? Exploring New York’s Care Coordination and Care Management Workforce Challenges

(October 2015) During the October 30 Primary Care Innovation Circle, experts led by PCDC’s Karla Silverman and 1199SEIU’s Helen Schaub explored the health care workforce challenges, and solutions that deliver on the promise of true health care transformation.

Primary Care and DSRIP: Long Island Edition

(May 2015) New York State health officials, Long Island DSRIP leads, providers and healthcare experts discussed the challenges of engaging primary care providers in this major healthcare transformation initiative in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Primary Care and DSRIP: From Promise to Reality

(January 2015) With DSRIP implementation around the corner, New York State officials, PCDC experts and leaders of DSRIP Performing Provider Systems discussed the prospects for primary care and key challenges associated with this momentous change to the healthcare delivery system.

Reproductive Health & Primary Care: Challenges and Opportunities in Integration

(December 2014) PCDC partnered with NYCDOHMH to convene a group of experts in the field of reproductive health and primary care. Their goal was to develop a deeper understanding of the needs of primary care providers that would aid in providing and expanding access to comprehensive reproductive health services.

Finding the Sweet Spot: The Intersections of Primary Care Delivery Transformation, Medical Education Reform, and Leadership Development

(November 2014) Co-sponsored with the New York Academy of Medicine and Primary Care Progress, students, faculty and providers from different primary care disciplines convened to discuss education and innovation in primary care practice.

Health Care Investing: FQHCS and Accountable Care

(May 2014) Sponsored by CohnReznick, federally qualified health centers, payers and community developmental financial institutions convened to explore the risks and opportunities presented by the advent of integrated provider networks, including accountable care organizations and the new payment methods they utilize.

Primary Care: Reflections on Past, Present and Future Opportunities

(January 2014) On the occasion of PCDC’s 20th Anniversary, current Board chair Daniel T. McGowan and former Board chairs: Jo Ivey Boufford, MD (New York Academy of Medicine), Rick Cotton (NBC Universal) and Bruce Vladeck (Nexera Healthcare Consulting) explored how the model of primary care is changing, who will deliver primary care in the future, the importance of intervention and how to ensure equal access.

Moving the Patient-Centered Medical Care Home Forward in New York State:  Redefining and Resolving Challenges to Payer-Provider Alignment

(November 2013) Co-sponsored by the United Hospital Fund and the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians, this event brought together key parties to advance the expansion of the patient- centered medical home through payer-provider alignment.

Health Insurance & Primary Care: Risks & Opportunities

(June 2013) Co-sponsored by athenahealth, PCDC’s Board of Directors and special guests explored how to ensure sufficient capacity, quality and sustainability in primary care as New York’s Health Benefit Exchange and Medicaid expansion continues to enroll hundreds of thousands of newly insured individuals.

Health Center Investing in the Fast-Moving World of Health Care Payment Reform

(May 2013) Co-sponsored by CohnReznick, a select group of experts on payment reform (bundled payments, ACOs, integrated networks, etc.) engaged in an interactive discussion around the implementation of new payment models and what it will mean for both community health centers and those who invest in them.

Moving New York’s Medical Home Forward: Spread and Sustainability

(February 2013) Co-sponsored by the United Hospital Fund and the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians, event participants assessed successes and challenges facing the patient-centered medical home model (PCMH) and worked to develop an agenda to advance PCMH and other primary care innovations in New York State.

The Role of Technical Assistance in Helping Primary Care Achieve the Triple Aim

(January 2013) Co-sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation and the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, with funding from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the event engaged a select group in a three-part discussion on emerging technical assistance needs in primary care, technical assistance evaluation and standards and cooperation between sectors to address remaining gaps.

Impact Investing in Primary Care:  Challenges, Opportunities and Models

(June 2012) Co-sponsored by Calvert Foundation, participants at this event discussed the challenges and potential solutions for scaling up investment in community-based primary care, including community health centers, health systems, health IT and workforce development.