What is Palliative Care?

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Too often when people hear the words Palliative Care, they immediately assume they are going to begin a conversation about end of life comfort care. Part of this is true but it’s not the most accurate picture. Robin Stawasz of CareFirst NY  in Painted Post explains, “Palliative Care is a multi-disciplinary approach to caring for […]

DSRIP Year 2 High Performance Incentive Payments go out to 33 Partner Organizations

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Care Compass Network has paid out 33 partner organizations for achieving or exceeding their targets for DSRIP Year 2. As part of the incentive program, partners were eligible to receive High-Performance awards if they had achieved 50%, 70% or 90% of their patient engagement contracting targets. Partner Organizations Absolut Nursing & Rehab Center of Endicott American Civic […]

What Can U.S. Provider Leaders Learn form the Wanna Cry Cyberattack Crisis?

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On May 12th, organizations in over 150 counties were affected by one of the most intensive ransomware-based attacks. This cyber-attack has affected organizations such as healthcare authorizes from the United Kingdom, Spain’s national telephone service, Germany’s railway system, and a French car manufacturer to name a few. In a report from Healthcare Informatics, the attack […]

Telemedicine Providers Anticipating Changes to Remote Prescribing Rules

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The Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act, a 2008 ruling, limited a providers’ ability to prescribe controlled substances without having an in-person consultation. Seven years later the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released a notice of a new proposal that acknowledges providers may have enough medical information to prescribe a controlled substance without having an […]

Mobility Management of South Central New York Voucher Program

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Press Release on April 5, 2014 – Mobility Management of South Central New York (MMSCNY, a program of the Rural Health Network of South Central New York) and Care Compass Network are pleased to announce the establishment of a new transportation voucher program for the region’s Medicaid population. As Medicaid currently functions, the cost of transportation […]

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $25 Million in Federal Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic in New York State

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On April 21st, the office Kirsten Gillibrand released a statement that New York State will receive over $25 Million in federal funding to combat the opioid addiction. Funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant. Specifically, the funding administered through the Substance Abuse […]

N.Y. Medicaid Reform Program Provides Collaboration Model for Hospitals

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Healthcare providers throughout New York State are working to provide care more efficiently, improve patient satisfaction and outcomes, and reduce costs. In April 2015, New York State created the Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program to facilitate the transformation of healthcare to the Medicaid population, and a recent Bloomberg BNA report provides a detailed […]

Care Compass Network’s May eNewsletter

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Our May eNewsletter is now available. Read about Care Compass news and updates, DSRIP projects, upcoming events, employment opportunities, as well as updates on NYS Department of Health as it relates to DSRIP. Click here to view our May issue.