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Care Compass Network

Care Compass Network is a new, 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.

Comprised of over 180 partner organizations including – UHS, Lourdes, Guthrie Corning Hospital, Cayuga Medical Center, Cortland Regional Medical Center, and Schuyler Hospital – are working together as Care Compass Network.  UHS is the lead applicant for this Performing Provider System (PPS) which spans a nine-county region. These partner organizations include nursing homes, behavioral health and substance abuse programs, 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.

Our Vision

The Vision of Care Compass Network is to improve the health and life of Medicaid beneficiaries who engage in coordinated, culturally sensitive services that utilize the most appropriate, effective setting given medical, behavioral, social, and health literacy needs.

Goals

Develop and implement a model of care that right sizes, realigns, and integrates the continuum of community based and institutional services to achieve Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP)  goals  to improve access to care while simultaneously reducing patient Emergency Department visits, re-admissions, and preventable admissions, thereby reducing costs.

Retrain and redeploy the healthcare workforce to align with and support the transformed service delivery model.

Implement community based care coordination to deploy early intervention and prevention to people with rising risk for chronic illness and  facilitate access and movement through care settings in the service continuum.

Build organizational infrastructure for population health management, financial operations, contracting and electronic information management needed to support the Care Compass Network  in the achievement of DSRIP quality and utilization goals.

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