PCDC Supports Legislation to Strengthen Primary Care in New York

Categories: Policy, Press Release
Primary care is undervalued and underfunded, despite evidence that it improves health outcomes and reduces costs. The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) applauds the introduction of A.7230/S.6534. Introduced by Senator Gustavo Rivera, Chair of the Senate Health Committee [pictured right], and Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee [pictured left], the legislation …

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New York Senate Advances Bill to Expand Eligible Uses for the Community Health Care Revolving Capital Fund

Categories: Investment, PCDC News, Policy
The New York State Senate recently took action on a bill sponsored by Senate Health Committee Chair Gustavo Rivera and Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried to increase flexibility and expand eligible uses of the New York State Community Health Care Revolving Capital Fund, which is administered by PCDC. The Senate Health Committee passed the …

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PCDC Urges CMS to Protect New York Safety-Net Providers and 340B Savings

Categories: Policy
PCDC submitted comments this month to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to New York State’s Medicaid 1115 waiver extension request. The comments urge the federal administration to deny the state’s proposal to transition the state’s Medicaid pharmacy benefit from Managed Care to Fee-for-Service (FFS). If approved, the pharmacy transition, …

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PCDC Mourns the Passing of Donald Ashkenase

Categories: PCDC News
On Monday, primary care lost a great champion. Donald Ashkenase was well known to many in New York as a hospital finance expert with a long and storied career at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NYC Health + Hospitals, and Montefiore Medical Center. But here at the Primary Care Development Corporation, we knew Don as …

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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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