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September 7, 2018 News Headlines

New Blog Post: VBP Alphabet Soup: So Many Recipes – What’s the Secret Sauce?

APM, ACO, CPC, BPCI, MSSP, MIPS, CJR – all are acronyms for some kind of value-based program or payment (VBP) arrangement. Each shares the goal of improving healthcare outcomes while reducing costs.

In her new blog post, Courtney Burke, HANYS’ Chief Operating Officer, explores three questions that come to mind when you look at this list of value-based acronyms.


Innovation Spotlight—Glens Falls Hospital Provides Healthy Food to High-Need Communities

The lack of access to fresh, healthy food for rural, high-need communities can lead to a slew of health issues in those populations. In an effort to combat this social determinant of health, Glens Falls Hospital introduced the Free Mobile Food Pantry program in 2016.

To learn more about this initiative and its results, read the full story here.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' NYS Triple Aim website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, enhancing the quality of patient care, and reducing the cost of healthcare despite fiscal constraints.  


HANYS’ Quality Bootcamp: Registration Open

Strengthen your quality improvement team's expertise by participating in HANYS' Quality Bootcamp, taking place at HANYS' headquarters, October 16 and 17.

This educational program will provide attendees a solid foundation on the science of quality improvement; advancing positive change; the connection between quality reporting, outcomes, and payment; and communicating about quality effectively with different audiences.

Quality Bootcamp is an excellent educational opportunity for leaders and staff relatively new to quality improvement, and it will serve as a refresher course for seasoned professionals.

Space is limited. Please register now to secure your spot. Book your hotel reservations by Monday, September 17, to secure a room at our special rate. Contact: Kathy Rauch


Innovation Spotlight—Albany Medical Center Collaborates on Prehospital Opioid Overdose Reversals

 In 2012, the Division of Prehospital and Operational Medicine at Albany Medical Center (AMC) realized that a lack of medication to reverse opioid overdoses was preventing emergency medical services (EMS) agencies from providing optimal care to patients.

AMC collaborated with the University of Rochester Medical Center, the Department of Health AIDS Institute, Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems, the Harm Reduction Coalition, and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, to change the scope of practice for first responders.

To learn more about this initiative and its results, read the full story here.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' NYS Triple Aim website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, enhancing the quality of patient care, and reducing the cost of healthcare despite fiscal constraints.  


Register Now: November Federal SWAT Program

Register now for HANYS' Federal SWAT: Medicare Advantage Academy, taking place November 8.

This in-depth program focuses on the growing challenges providers face when conducting business with self-insured and Medicare Advantage plans. The program will help you develop skills and tactics to strengthen your hospital's approach in managing plans not subject to state law provider protections.

Our robust agenda includes workshops providing hands-on experiences to applying lessons learned. The program features expert faculty from King and Spalding, a national law firm with deep expertise and experience in this space, including a substantial litigation footprint and regular representation of providers in managed care matters.

Attendees may also register for a November 7 pre-conference workshop on self-insured and ERISA plans. A special room rate at the Westchester Marriott is available now through October 17; event registration closes October 29.

For more information about this SWAT program, contact Victoria Aufiero, Director, Behavioral Health, at (518) 431-7889 or at vaufiero@hanys.org. If you have questions about registration, contact Healthcare Educational and Research Fund at (518) 431-7867 or at learning@hanys.org.