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 […]

Southern Tier Awarded Over $67 Million to Support 86 Projects

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Press Release On December 13th, Governor Cuomo announced that more than $755 million in economic and community development funding was awarded through Round VII of the REDC initiative: Western New York $68.8 million to support 112 projects Finger Lakes $63.9 million to support 110 projects Southern Tier $67.3 million to support 83 projects Central New […]

IthacaMed Achieves Patient-Center Medical Home (PCMH) Level 3 Recognition

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IthacaMed has a long-standing record for quality care and always striving to improve their care and customer service. This passion and dedication is what helped them achieve PCMH Level 3 recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). “IthacaMed is thrilled to follow the patient-centered medical home model,” says Dr. Adam Law from IthacaMed. […]

Care Compass Network Welcomes New Partner Organizations

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Care Compass Network is continuing to grow and involve new partner organizations in our PPS’s work in the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. We are pleased to welcome two new organizations to join us as we work collectively towards a common goal; transforming health care. Clinical Associates of the Southern Tier Clinical Associates […]

Social Determinants of Health Can Provide a Holistic View on Health

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As providers are moving towards a Value-Based Payment (VBP) approach, they are beginning to look at non-clinical data to help provide them with a more holistic view of their patients’ health. Throughout this transition period, providers will not simply provide medical care when needed, but will begin to look at new ways to promote wellness […]

Our Goal: Zero Suicide for Tompkins County

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On October 16th, The Sophie Fund held a meeting with local organizations in Tompkins County to introduce and implement the Zero Suicide Model. With help from Suicide Prevention & Crisis Services of Tompkins County and the New York State Suicide Prevention Office, they invited senior healthcare leaders from Tompkins County government, medical centers, and local colleges to […]