PCDC Mourns the Passing of Donald Ashkenase

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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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PCDC Comments on New York’s 1115 Waiver Extension Request

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PCDC recently submitted comments in response to New York State’s Medicaid 1115 waiver extension request, urging the state to remove the proposal to transition the Medicaid pharmacy benefit from Managed Care to Fee-for-Service (FFS) from the request in its entirety. The pharmacy transition, also referred to as the “carve-out”, would eliminate critical savings safety net …

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PCDC: Protect Critical 340B Savings that Help Providers Serve New York’s Most Vulnerable Communities

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In a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, PCDC stressed the devastating impact the proposed Medicaid pharmacy benefit transition will have on safety net providers across the state. The pharmacy transition from Medicaid managed care to fee-for-service, otherwise known as the “carve out,” is set to take effect on April 1, 2021, and would …

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PCDC Testimony: Support the Integration of OMH and OASAS in New York State

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Combining the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) into a single agency will benefit New Yorkers by providing unified behavioral health services. The testimony identifies the importance of combining both state agencies, which would ultimately improve access especially for underserved communities …

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