Southern Tier PPS Hosts 9/23 CBO Engagement Event

NYAPRS Note: The following comes from Keith Leahey of the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier.

MHAST's Kim Taro will be joining Northern Regional Center's Aileen Martin at next week's NYAPRS Conference to look at a fewpromising arrangements that DSRIPPerforming Provider Systemsand community based organizations aredeveloping. See for more information.

Care Compass Network CBO Engagement Event

September 23rd 8:00 am Johnson City, NY

On Friday, September 23, Care Compass Network welcomes not-for-profit organizations from across the Southern tier region to attend our CBO Engagement Event.

The intent of this event is to highlight Care-based Organizations and Safety Net providers throughout the 9 counties who are actively involved in DSRIP activities as well as to educate CBO administrators and staff on DSRIP participation, the role of the CBO within the healthcare delivery transformation system and how to partner with Care Compass Network.

WHEN:Friday, September 23, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

WHERE:Traditions at the Glen - 4101 Watson Blvd, Johnson City, NY

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Douglas Fish, MD, Medical Director, NYSDOH

Important role of CBO’s in DSRIP

Dave Eckert, CMHC, Senior Consultant, Center for Collaboration in Community Health

Managed Care: So what’s changing, why and what to do?

Panel Presentations

Robin Stawasz of CareFirst speaking on CBOs working with multiple PPS’

Margaret Fontenot of Onondaga Case Management speaking on DSRIP and the Medicaid Health Homes

Care Compass Network is a not-for-profit, community organization created to champion new models of providing Medicaid beneficiaries with higher quality care, while reducing expenses through care coordination and community-focused care and education.

Nearly 180 partner organizations, spanning a nine-county region, are working together as Care Compass Network. These partner organizations include major hospitals, nursing homes, behavioral health and substance abuse programs, as well as, social service agencies and similar entities.

This collaborative received planning dollars from the New York State Department of Health and has developed a comprehensive plan for expanding and improving healthcare delivery in the region. This program was started using money from the federal government to help healthcare organizations make the transition from traditional fee-for-service payment for their services to a new, pay-for-performance approach.