Cayuga Area Preferred/ Plan (CAP) Expands its Care Management Program in Tompkins County

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When Care Compass Network (CCN) announced its inaugural Innovation Fund program, Cayuga Area Preferred/ Plan (CAP) saw an opportunity to expand its Care Management Program to an additional population of individuals: the Medicaid population. As a physician-led clinically integrated network, CAP has made a commitment to better coordinate patient care across community practices and providers […]

Health Officials Vow to Develop Drugs to Curb the Opioid Epidemic

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As the opioid epidemic spreads across the nation, top federal health officials recently announced a joint effort with pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs that will curb the opioid epidemic. This public-private venture is working to cut the development time for new therapies in half in order to bring to market three new types of drugs […]

UHS Plans to Certify 28 Physician Practices as Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) with Some Help from Care Compass Network

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United Health Services (UHS) has a plan to align 28 practices across a large geographical region with the same high standard of patient-centered care, and it is achieving success thanks to an effective strategy and funding support from Care Compass Network (CCN). UHS’ goal is to have the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognize […]

Warning Signs for Mental Illness

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In the United States, mental illness impacts at least 54 million Americans in a given year, yet many families still have a hard time recognizing the signs and symptoms when a loved one might be struggling. According to Mental Health America, some warning signs might include: Sudden changes in thought and behavior Confused thinking Prolonged depression […]

The Difference Between Telehealth and Telemedicine

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The healthcare industry is constantly changing with new breakthroughs in medicine and technology. As advances in communication technologies grow, Telehealth and Telemedicine have evolved to enable an increasing number of health care providers the ability to remotely provide medical, health, and educational services to patients and their caregivers. Telemedicine and Telehealth are often used interchangeably […]

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 […]