ITPC is proud to support Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency in completing grant requirements for their Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Grant.
ITPC works with twelve different vendors and multiple practices to provide accurate clinical data quality reporting.
FLHSA will administer the Health Care Innovation Grant on behalf of the community. Specifically, this project – “Transforming Primary Care Delivery: A Community Partnership” – will help strengthen primary care and provide care coordination to the more than 658,000 Medicare and Medicaid patients at risk for potentially avoidable hospitalizations, hospital readmissions and avoidable emergency department use. This effort is expected to reduce health care costs by $48 million over the next three years by improving people’s health, reducing the need for the most costly services.
Ultimately, the project’s aim is to improve the community’s health and health care delivery while lowering the cost of care through a three-pronged approach:
- Supporting primary care practices to enable patient-centered care
- Addressing the social and behavioral effects on health by linking community services with primary care practices
- Creating a primary-care payment model that changes reimbursement to reward better outcomes
Primary care physicians will receive technical support and work with a team of care managers, care coordinators, and community health workers. FLHSA will train 726 health workers and provide funding for 76 care managers, community health workers and community-based care coordinators in physician practices in the six counties of Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates.
Read more about the grant HERE.