The American Rescue Plan Act and FQHCs: An Opportunity to Bolster Much Needed Primary Care Access

Categories: Investment, PCDC News, Policy, Technical Assistance
With the recent passing of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and provider organizations will receive funding from the federal government. The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will allocate over $6 billion to Health Center Program award recipients. Additional funding for FQHC Look-Alikes, Health Center Controlled Networks and …

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PCDC Testimony: Preserving New York’s Primary Care Safety Net Through COVID-19 and Beyond

Categories: Policy
PCDC CEO Louise Cohen testified before the New York State legislature in February as part of the joint legislative budget hearing on health and Medicaid. The testimony emphasized the importance of primary care investment and access for New Yorkers in order to close the gaps in care exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pathway to …

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Behavioral Health Integration: Q&A with PCDC’s Andrew Philip

Categories: Analytics, PCDC News
Primary Care Development Corporation’s (PCDC) recently released Points on Care issue indicates that integrating behavioral health and primary care improves overall health outcomes, particularly for those with comorbid physical and behavioral health conditions. The data reviewed in the report revealed integrating care can address health disparities as well as reduce the cost of care. In …

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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 Receives $10 Million Impact Investment to Help Close Primary Health Care Deficit in Underserved Communities

Categories: Investment, PCDC News, Press Release
Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) announced receiving a $10 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, a catalytic investment to strengthen primary care and build health equity. “Primary care is underfunded and unavailable to many. This lack of access and investment in primary care and prevention has left many communities especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic,” …

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