About KPCA

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, primary care centers and all other organizations and individuals concerned about access to health care services for the state’s under-served rural and urban populations.

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Key Issues

Here is a quick reminder of the ways you and members of Congress can get involved in supporting health centers:

340B Legislation – Kentucky 

Help us protect the 340B program by reaching out to the Kentucky Legislators.

Long Term Funding 

Take action today to keep the pressure on your Members of Congress! Thank them for their efforts to date. Ask them to take action as soon as possible to extend health center mandatory funding before the deadline as much funding as possible room for growth for as long as possible.

Rural Health Modernization Act

The Rural Health Clinics Modernization Act of 2019 makes vital changes to Medicare reimbursement policy by increasing this upper limit to a level that better reflects the cost of delivering care in rural America. If we cannot fix this policy, we fear that many more rural health clinics will close and millions more residents will lose access to care.

The Rural Health Clinics Modernization Act of 2019 also addresses several other outdated aspects of the RHC statute and Medicare Conditions for Certification that have not been updated since the creation of the program in 1977. These changes include:

  • Aligning federal scope of practice laws for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners with state scope of practice laws;
    • Modernizing outdated lab requirements;
    • Allowing RHCs to be the distant site in a telehealth visit.