State-Wide Primary Care Access Authority

The State‑Wide Primary Care Access Authority must:

(1) determine what constitutes primary care services;
(2) inventory the state's existing primary care infrastructure,
(3) by December 31, 2008, develop a universal system, which maximizes federal financial participation in Medicaid and Medicare, to provide primary care services, including prescription drugs, to state residents; and
(4) by July 1, 2010, develop a plan for implementing the system.

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The inventory of the primary care infrastructure must include:

(1) the number of state primary care providers,
(2) the amount of money spent on public and private primary care services during the last fiscal year, and
(3) the number of public and private buildings or offices used primarily for primary care services, including hospitals, mental health facilities, dental offices, school‑based health clinics, community‑based health centers and academic health centers.

A "primary care provider" is any physician, dentist, nurse, provider of services for the mentally ill or persons with mental retardation, or any one else providing primary medical, nursing, counseling, or other health care, substance abuse or mental health service, including such services associated with, or under contract to, a health maintenance organization or medical services plan.

The Authority must:

(1) estimate the cost of fully implementing the universal primary care services system it develops,
(2) identify any additional infrastructure or personnel needed to implement it,
(3) determine the role of the state, private health insurance, and third parties in the system; and
(4) identify funding sources.

The Authority's plan for implementing the system must include:

(1) an implementation timetable,
(2) benchmarks to assess the state's progress in implementing the system, and
(3) ways to measure the system's effectiveness.

See Sec. 31 of PA 07‑185

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The inventory of the primary care infrastructure must include:

(1) the number of state primary care providers,
(2) the amount of money spent on public and private primary care services during the last fiscal year, and
(3) the number of public and private buildings or offices used primarily for primary care services, including hospitals, mental health facilities, dental offices, school‑based health clinics, community‑based health centers and academic health centers.

A "primary care provider" is any physician, dentist, nurse, provider of services for the mentally ill or persons with mental retardation, or any one else providing primary medical, nursing, counseling, or other health care, substance abuse or mental health service, including such services associated with, or under contract to, a health maintenance organization or medical services plan.

The Authority must:

(1) estimate the cost of fully implementing the universal primary care services system it develops,
(2) identify any additional infrastructure or personnel needed to implement it,
(3) determine the role of the state, private health insurance, and third parties in the system; and
(4) identify funding sources.

The Authority's plan for implementing the system must include:

(1) an implementation timetable,
(2) benchmarks to assess the state's progress in implementing the system, and
(3) ways to measure the system's effectiveness.

See Sec. 31 of PA 07‑185

Contact

    State‑Wide Primary Care Access Authority
  • c/o Public Health Committee
  • Legislative Office Building, Room 3000
  • Hartford, CT 06106
  •   (860) 240‑5254
  •   (860) 240‑5306
  •   State-Wide Primary Care Access Authority
  
  Membership List

Meetings

  September 21, 2011  

  May 18, 2011  

  January 26, 2011  

  July 28, 2010  

  May 26, 2010  

  February 17, 2010  

  January 27, 2010  

  November 25, 2009  

  October 28, 2009  

  September 23, 2009  

  July 29, 2009  

  June 24, 2009  

  May 27, 2009  

  April 29, 2009  

  March 25, 2009  

  February 25, 2009  

  February 4, 2009  

  November 26, 2008  

  October 29, 2008  

  September 17, 2008  

  August 12, 2008  

  June 19, 2008  

  May 14, 2008  

  April 3, 2008  

  February 27, 2008  

  January 23, 2008  

  December 19, 2007  

  November 21, 2007  

  October 24, 2007