Thursday, July 05, 2012

NYS MRT (Medicaid Redesign Team) Waiver/PCMH (Patient Centered Medical Home)Comment Request

I am posting an email request from Ronda Kotelchuck, CEO, Primary Care Development Corporation. She and her organization have many great accomplishments. Please consider contributing to the advancement to PCMH in NYS. SV

Dear Colleague,

I am writing to you because I know you have a strong belief in the power of primary care, particularly as it is organized in a "Patient Centered Medical Home" model, to improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs.

We now have a singularly important opportunity to invest in primary care and the medical home model through a $10 billion “MRT (Medicaid Redesign Team) Waiver” that New York State is pursuing. We are very encouraged that the MRT Waiver framework includes initiatives to expand primary care, health homes, and the medical home model. But we need your help to ensure that sufficient funding in the final waiver is dedicated to these important priorities. We are now in a very short public comment period (ending around July 15).

If you want to make sure New York invests in an integrated care environment with a sufficient patient-centered primary care at its core, please let the Department of Health know. You can email the “Waiver Team” through this website (we can then track correspondence). Please tell DOH what you think is needed to expand the medical home model. We have some suggestions on the website, but feel free to make your own recommendations too.

If you have any questions, please contact me or Dan Lowenstein, PCDC Director of Public Affairs, at, 212-437-3942.



Ronda Kotelchuck, CEO

Primary Care Development Corporation

Ronda Kotelchuck

Chief Executive Officer

Primary Care Development Corporation

22 Cortlandt Street, 12th Floor

New York, NY 10007

P: (212) 437-3917

F: (212) 693-1860



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