Hofstra Panel: COVID-19 Shifts Health Care Experience, Highlights Primary Care Needs

Categories: Events, Policy
Kemp Hannon
Disparate access to primary care across New York has exacerbated the pandemic’s health inequities – particularly along class and racial lines said Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) CEO Louise Cohen, who spoke on a recent Hofstra University panel on how COVID-19 will shift the way patients and clients experience health care going forward. Facilitated by …

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PCDC Urges Delay in Medi-Cal Pharmacy Transition to Support COVID-19 Response

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In an urgent letter to the California legislative budget leadership, PCDC urges the California legislature to delay the Medi-Cal pharmacy transition included in the state budget proposal. Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2020-2021 budget proposal directs the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to transition all pharmacy services for Medi-Cal managed care to Fee For Service (FFS) …

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PCDC: Primary Care Needs Immediate Financial Relief from the Federal Government

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In an urgent letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, PCDC asked for an immediate, targeted allocation of federal aid to primary care providers in order to offset reduced revenue and increased costs associated with COVID-19. PCDC was one of several organizations to send a letter to HHS highlighting …

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To Address COVID-19 Disparities, PCDC Urges New York State to Invest in Primary Care

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PCDC recently submitted testimony to the New York State legislature for its Joint Senate and Assembly Public Hearing on Exploring Solutions to the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Minority Communities to recommend an increased focus on primary care in the State’s efforts to address COVID-19 health disparities. Blacks and Hispanics are dying at drastically higher …

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