• Community Spotlight: Syracuse Community Health Center, Inc.

    For over 38 years, the Syracuse Community Health Center, Inc. (SCHC) has been providing health care services to the Central New York community. As a Federally Qualified Health Care Center (FQHC), SCHC offers quality health care services to all with a targeted focus on those who might otherwise be e


  • NYS DOH Draft Medicare Alignment Paper Available for Public Comment

    The New York State Proposal to align Medicare’s and NYS Medicaid’s reform efforts is now available for public comment through August 31, 2015.  Both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and New York State (NYS) have embarked on an ambitious journey to improve outcomes for patients


  • Another $1B for NYS Medicaid reform

    Via Crain's Health Pulse: "A $6.4 billion infusion was supposed to have been enough cash to fund an overhaul of New York state's health care delivery system. But an uproar by downstate hospitals that threatened the implementation of DSRIP proved that theory wrong." Read the rest of the article here


  • Capital NY: Broad agreement, and big questions, on value-based payments

    By Dan Goldberg. New York State health officials are embracing a national move to value-based payment—the idea that doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and other providers should be compensated for the “value” of the care they provide, rather than the volume of services they render. The movement is


  • AP: NY Medicaid overhaul envisions combined outpatient care

    By Michael Virtanen. ALBANY. Using an estimated $8 billion as incentives, New York is overhauling Medicaid, pushing providers to establish more outpatient clinics, reduce hospital beds, use electronic records and enable low-income patients to see doctors and psychologists in the same visit. Medica


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