Care Compass Network: June eNewsletter

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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 the June eNewsletter.

NYS Department of Health Announces DSRIP 2.0

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On Wednesday May 8th, Greg Allen, Director Financial Planning & Policy presented a timeline for a DSRIP renewal, including approach with CMS and potential focus areas. The renewal/extension will also include the extension of the overarching MRT.  Of note, MRT is currently in place through 2021, so we would expect this renewal to extend year(s) […]

National Think Tanks Engage CCN for DSRIP Best Practices

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In 2014, New York State announced plans to reinvest $8 billion in federal savings to transform healthcare for the Medicaid population across the state. With a goal to achieve a 25% reduction in avoidable hospital use over five years, 25 Performing Provider Systems (PPS) were formed to drive this transformation by establishing community-level collaborative networks. […]

Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is National Mental Health Awareness month and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is dedicated to promoting mental health wellness and reducing the stigma around mental health. This year’s campaign is titled, WhyCare?, which focuses on the importance of care in relationships with others and in mental health treatment and services. According to […]

Mental Health First Aid Training Equips First Responders with Tools to Handle Behavioral Health Issues

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First responders who are certified in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) are better equipped to handle crisis situations they encounter when in the field. This nationally recognized, evidence-based training is put out by the National Council of Behavioral Health. This course teaches first responders how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses […]

Care Compass Network: May eNewsletter

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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 the March eNewsletter.

Engaging Clinicians Across the Southern Tier

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Physician burnout has interwoven consequences on the affected physicians, their patients, the health care organizations they work for, and the community as a whole. Burnout can lead to poor quality of patient care, decreased patient satisfaction, safety issues, and health care access issues. According to the Mayo Clinic survey in 2014, 54% of doctors say […]

Compass Academy: Giving Students Hope for the Future

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on February 1, 2019 at Broome-Tioga BOCES for their new program, Compass Academy. This hybrid alternative education model combines the BOCES Alternative Education program with clinical credentialed peer recovery support, allowing students to receive treatment and counseling for substance use while working to earn their high school diploma. “The […]

Care Compass Network: April Newsletter

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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 the April eNewsletter.

Beyond the Numbers

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Making progress on a key health measure for Care Compass Network, Executive Director Mark Ropiecki reports there was a 22% reduction in potentially preventable hospitalizations among adults (PQI #90) from 2015 to 2018, and a 49% reduction among pediatrics (PDI #90) over the same period. Ropiecki shared these figures and more during the annual Care […]

 
 
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