PCDC Comments on New York’s 1115 Waiver Extension Request

Categories: Policy
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

Categories: Policy
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

Categories: Policy
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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Providers Highlight Need to Increase Support for Primary Care – During COVID and Beyond

Categories: Events, PCDC News, Policy
“Investment in the people and services that keep our communities healthy is critical,” said Dr. Navarra Rodriguez, Chief Medical Officer at Advantage Care Physicians on a recent panel discussion hosted by PCDC as a special briefing for New York State lawmakers. Moderated by PCDC CEO, Louise Cohen, the briefing featured a conversation between three primary …

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New York Legislators Emphasize Need to Increase Support for Primary Care in Light of COVID-19 Challenges

Categories: Events, Policy
“The lack of primary care access in communities of color has actually led to some of those communities being struck worse by COVID-19,” said New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Chair of the Senate Health Committee, during his opening remarks for a special legislative briefing held by PCDC. The online event, moderated by PCDC CEO, …

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