Learn More About DSRIPMay 8th, 2017 | Clinical Connections
by Wendy Lynn Parisi Roemer, Program Administrator, UR Medicine DSRIP Program
UR Medicine and Accountable Health Partners are at the forefront of healthcare reform. With an increasing emphasis on providing more value through our services over volume, UR Medicine is implementing projects to impact the system’s most vulnerable patients to make it easier for them to access carefully-managed, community-based care and avoid unnecessary hospital and emergency department visits. In addition to increasing quality and improving outcomes for patients, these models of care are also preparing UR Medicine to be successful in new healthcare payment arrangements.
Supplemented with funding from the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, UR Medicine’s projects include integrating behavioral health into primary care, linking uninsured patients in the emergency department to insurance and primary care providers, providing specialized transitional care for the 30-day period post hospitalization, and others. These projects aim to improve outcomes for Medicaid patients and address longstanding problems facing providers. Ultimately, the successes gained under redesign through DSRIP could be applied across the board to improve outcomes for all.
The work of DSRIP is intended to cultivate and ready a regional system of care for new payment arrangements. A majority of these DSRIP dollars are earned based on performance on state-directed clinical outcomes, a payment principle akin to the accountable cost and quality arrangement (ACQA) contracts under Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurances. DSRIP provides the support needed to jump start new delivery designs, and we encourage you to become involved. If you are interested in learning more about how you can participate, please email me at [email protected]