Bridging Primary Care and Behavioral Health: Helping PCPs Save Lives and Time

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On November 2, 2017, Care Compass Network (CCN) hosted a workshop bringing together over 69 primary care and behavioral health care providers from Broome and Tioga counties to discuss current mental health and substance use disorder resources in the community, as well as the barriers and challenges providers are currently facing. Keynote speakers Dr. Jamie […]

Integrated Care: Improving Health Care in a Way that Matters to Your Patients

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Integrated Care is the combination of primary care and behavioral health care within one setting. This model of providing integrated care helps providers and patients, by compiling the expertise of mental health, substance use, and primary care providers, with feedback from the patients and their caregivers, creating a holistic view of each patient’s health. Integrating […]

Understanding Cultural Differences: Asian Culture

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In October at the 23rd Annual Asian American Mental Health Training Conference, Dr. Tazuko Shibusawa, PhD, LCSW discussed the differences between Western cultural beliefs with those of Asian culture during a plenary session. Dr. Shibusawa pointed out that often cultural beliefs and norms are unspoken and ingrained into our total being, that we often don’t […]

New Year, New Partners Join Care Compass Network

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Care Compass Network is continuing to grow and involve new partner organizations in our PPS’ work through the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. We are pleased to welcome these new organizations to join us as we work collectively towards a common goal; transforming healthcare. Broome County Department of Social Services The Department of […]

Franziska Racker Centers Celebrates 70 Years of Services and a Rebranding

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Press Release: Franziska Racker Centers, a local non-profit agency that works to support individuals with disabilities has recently unveiled their new name and logo. Franziska Racker Centers is officially operating as Racker as of January 5, 2018. “It is with great pleasure that we reveal our new name and logo,” states Heather Hughes, Director of Community […]

Innovation Fund Program Webinar

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In November Care Compass Network held a workshop to provide information on the RFP process for the Innovation Fund program. Shelbi DuBord, Regional Lead, and Bob Carangelo, Director of Finance walked partners through the RFP profess and explained how each section is scored. Partners who were unable to attend the workshop can view the recording […]

eMOLST: A Community-based Approach

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Conversations about advance care planning are not easy. Family members want the best for their loved ones but talking about end-of-life circumstances is often uncomfortable and therefore, avoided. Sometimes, well-trained and thoughtful providers initiate these conversations with patients, especially with those who are seriously ill. They will talk about Actionable Medical Orders which guide medical […]

CCN’s January eNewsletter

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Our first eNewsletter of 2018 is now available to view. Check out the news and updates from Care Compass Network, our Partner Organizations, DSRIP projects, upcoming events, employment opportunities, as well as updates on NYS Department of Health. Click here to view our January issue.

Governor Cuomo Announces $60 Million in Awards to Mental Health and Addiction Healthcare Providers

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Press Release: Governor Cuomo announced that New York will issue $60 billion in awards over three years to mental health and addiction services as further support for New York’s Medicaid transformation towards an integrated health care system. The awards will aid behavioral health providers transform to a Value-Based Payment reimbursement approach, which rewards quality of […]

Medicaid Accelerated eXchange (MAX) Series Summary Report

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The New York State Department of Health recently released a summary report on the completed MAX series from 2017. Between January and July 2017, 22 Action Teams from across NYS participated in the most recent MAX Series, which focused on improving care for High Utilizer patients. The goal of this series was to reduce inpatient […]