The Kentucky Primary Care Association was founded in 1976 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation of
community health centers, rural health clinics, licensed primary care centers and other organizations and individuals
concerned about access to health care services for the state’s underserved rural and urban populations.
KPCA is charged with promoting the mutual interests of our members, with a mission to promote access to
comprehensive, community-oriented primary health care services for the underserved.
Association members are providers of primary care – first contact, broadly trained physicians,
physician assistants, nurse practitioners, behavioral health providers, dental providers and
other professionals delivering whole-person health care.
We support the development of primary care services throughout the Commonwealth
by working with federal, state and local legislators, regulatory agencies, health policy organizations,
foundations, and payers to build a stronger primary care system in Kentucky.
KPCA was established to:
- Develop a unified coalition of primary care providers.
- Stimulate and support development of primary health care services.
- Serve the needs of our members.
For Your Information -
What’s at Stake in ACA Repeal by Kentucky Congressional District - District One, District Two, District Three, District Four, District Five, District Six
- FROM THE OFFICE OF RURAL HEALTH POLICY
National Committee Reports on Social Determinants of Health. The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services delivered its most recent policy brief to the Secretary of HHS, reporting on the broad range of factors that affect health outcomes in rural areas. The committee examined these factors – poverty, access to services, economic opportunity, rates of chronic disease, homelessness, domestic violence, life expectancy – and reports that there are distinct rural considerations that policymakers must keep in mind. Members of the committee will discuss their report in a 60-minute webinar hosted by the Rural Health Information Hub next Tuesday, March 14.
Conference Presentations, Federal Guidelines, and much more
Without health insurance many are unable to access the health care they need. Kynect, Kentucky’s State Based Health Insurance marketplace, allows individuals and families to enroll in health insurance coverage.
The Kentucky Primary Care Association operates a messenger-style Independent Practice Association (IPA), which contracts with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, Medicare and commercial payors on behalf of KPCA members.
KPCA’s Quality Improvement Program supports practice transformation and the transition to value-driven care with the purpose of developing the IPA practices into a high performing preferred provider network