Compensation and Benefits Survey Analysis

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As part of the New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, all Performing Provider Systems (PPS) are required to submit a Compensation and Benefits Survey report, with appropriate PPS governance approval by March 31, 2018. As a member of the Care Compass Network (CCN), your participation in this workforce initiative is extremely important.

The purpose for this DSRIP PPS Compensation and Benefits Survey is to capture a snapshot in time and examine workforce trends within each PPS in order to:

  • Inform education and training requirements for PPS’ and their partners
  • Guide retraining for redeployed workers and employee support programs
  • Advance health care workforce research and policy development while demonstrating DSRIP impact

PPS’ are required to complete this analysis for DSRIP Years 1, 3, and 5 (i.e. start, mid-point, and end of DSRIP). The State has identified a set of required data elements to be collected and aggregated by all PPS’.

CCN has once again retained the services of the Iroquois Healthcare Association (IHA) to conduct this survey on our behalf. The IHA is a non-profit health care trade organization that has been providing services to hospitals and health care systems in Upstate New York for more than 65 years. IHA’s Survey Solutions program provides regional compensation and benefits data for executive, administrative, department head and general staff level positions for acute care and non-acute care facilities across Upstate New York, including the Rochester Regional Healthcare Association and the Western New York Healthcare Association regions. IHA has conducted compensation and benefits surveys for more than 50 years and has the experience, in-depth knowledge, expertise, and survey tools to conduct this survey on behalf of CCN.

IHA will utilize an internet-based survey tool to collect all data. On Friday, December 1st, partner organizations will receive an email invitation directly from IHA ( with the survey website link, username, and password for their organization, along with additional details on how to become familiar with the survey website.

We recognize that the confidentiality of this survey data is of utmost importance. IHA will safely obtain and aggregate compensation data within Federal Safe Harbor guidelines. To preserve the integrity of the survey process and comply with antitrust laws, all compensation data received by IHA will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared back to CCN in an aggregate report format.

The PPS Compensation and Benefits Survey is very important to all of us, as satisfactory completion of the survey will result in DSRIP dollars being awarded to CCN. In order to help meet this DSRIP initiative, we ask our partner organizations to participate in this survey.