New York State Advanced Primary Care Model
The NYS Advanced Primary Care initiative is designed to help primary care and pediatric practices shift towards value-based care – new payment structures based on outcomes not procedures. As part of New York state’s ongoing work to transform healthcare delivery, the program provides no-cost, one-on-one consulting to help practices develop core competencies, such as team-based methods and care management. Such advanced methods have been shown to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction and to lower costs. Following a practice assessment, a customized work plan is developed in collaboration with the practice team to improve workflow and achieve program milestones.
Through webinars, online resources and curriculum development, our technical assistance team are helping practices locally and across the state develop skills and adopt approaches that can lead to improved team-based work flows that focus on better patient outcomes.
Support for value-based health care
The transition from fee-for-service to value-based care requires providers to truly embrace the quadruple aim of engaging patients, improving outcomes, increasing value and enhancing the joy in practice. Common Ground Heath’s programs provide coaching and tools for meeting the evolving reimbursement metrics.
To find out more about Common Grounds Health’s Practice Transformation programs, contact William Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585)224-3149
Data to drive improvement
Use electronic medical records to track quality, experience and cost outcomes. For example, practices can use their clinical data to identify and reach out to patients who have uncontrolled high blood pressure before they suffer a stroke, heart attack or other catastrophic cardiac event from the condition.
Access to care
Promote access as defined by affordability, availability, accessibility, and acceptability of care across all patient populations
Create a work culture in which everyone on staff works as a team to meet goals. Practices learn to use team approaches such as the “morning huddle”—daily all staff meetings to review who is scheduled for the day and what special needs they may have.
Engage patients as active, informed participants in their own care, through such approaches as motivational interviewing.
April 15, 2016
To address upticks in mental health visits and a dramatic increase in heroin overdoses, FLHSA is offering Mental Health First Aid Training to care managers in its practice transformation initiative. The free two-day course prepares clinicians to “recognize the signs, symptoms and risk factors” for mental illness, said trainer Jay Roscup, grants administrator for Eastern Wayne County schools.
March 18, 2016
Jennie Chin Hansen, former president of AARP and former CEO of the American Geriatrics Society, will speak on “Who and How Will We Care? Meeting Needs of an Aging Population” Mar. 30, 2016 at 8 am.
November 19, 2015
The NY eHealth Collaborative honored Dr. Thomas Mahoney with a PATH Award at its New York City gala Nov. 18. The award, which honors achievements in health information technology.
October 05, 2015
Ronald Secor was so compromised from pulmonary fibrosis he was slowly suffocating. Then he started working with Kathleen Hoven, a new type of medical professional called a care manager.
October 05, 2015
So much of medicine in the last century has been focused on technological miracles. But as this video reveals, treating many of today’s chronic illnesses calls for old fashioned human caring and professional support.
September 30, 2015
Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency and the New York eHealth Collaborative have been awarded $48.5 million over four years to help medical practices in our region and around the state transition to team-based, data-informed care.