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State Health Care Innovation Plan

The grant is aimed specifically at initiatives that promote the transformation of health care delivery and improve efficiencies and quality of care.

DOH plans to host an informational webinar for health care providers, insurers, community groups and other stakeholders from across the state on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Rachel Block, deputy commissioner of DOH's Office of Health Information Technology Transformation, will provide an overview of the award and the next steps related to the development of the State Innovations Model (SIM) Plan. Michael Bailit, president, Bailit Health Purchasing, will discuss the range of payment reform models that states may consider pursuing as they work to improve delivery systems.

To register for the April 25 webinar, please visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/462070878. DOH will sponsor a series of meetings and information sessions as the SIM Plan process continues and will provide information about how stakeholders may participate.

Key components of the New York's Health Care Innovation Plan will include: Enhanced payment models for patient centered medical homes; primary care and behavioral health integration; and management of care transitions. Each of these models has a strong evidence base and broad stakeholder support.

Additionally, this CMMI funding will support New York's initiatives to:

  • Promote the regional quality improvement collaborative;
  • Advance the use of electronic health records;
  • Expand providers access to data and develop data-driven care management tools; and
  • Create monitoring systems to collect and assess health, quality and cost indicators related to components of the state's comprehensive plan.

Contact: Cheryl Udell, cudell@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8871