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  • Shared Savings Programs: Lessons Learned from a New York State Community Health Center By: NYSHealth Priority Areas: Advancing Primary Care Date: December 2014 Type: Resources, Article, Transcript

    Across the country, providers and payers are experimenting with new payment arrangements to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. The prevailing fee-for-service system pays for inputs rather than outcomes, and more care rather than better care. Alternative payment methods that move away from fee-for-service will drive meaningful change toward delivering and paying for better quality care. However, promising new reimbursement models are still being tested and refined to determine which are most effective, most appealing to payers and providers, and most likely to supplant the fee-for-service model.

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  • An Examination of New York State’s Integrated Primary and Mental Health Care Services for Adults with Serious Mental Illness By: RAND Corporation Priority Areas: Advancing Primary Care Date: September 2014 Type: Resources, Report

    This RAND Corporation report, funded by NYSHealth, examines several approaches that New York State community mental health centers have taken to improve the integration of behavioral health and primary care services for adults with serious mental illness.

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  • Defy Diabetes Survey Instruments By: University of Michigan Priority Areas: Improving Diabetes Prevention Date: August 2014 Type: Resources, Other

    In 2008, the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) invested in a 5-year, $35 million Diabetes Campaign, with a focus on improving clinical care and patient outcomes; mobilizing communities to prevent diabetes and support diabetes self-management; and promoting policies that sustain comprehensive and effective care for people with diabetes. During the Campaign, NYSHealth awarded three grants to the Institute for Leadership (IFL) to support the Campaign’s Faith Fights Diabetes initiative; IFL led a three-year plan to build the capacity of faith-based organizations to deliver a diabetes management and prevention program, Defy Diabetes, in places of worship across New York State. To assess the program’s impact on participants' health status, as well as diabetes-related behavioral and psychosocial outcomes, NYSHealth awarded a grant to the University of Michigan’s Department of Medical Education to develop and validate two survey instruments—one for participants and one for volunteer leaders delivering the program—to assess the effectiveness of the diabetes self-management and prevention program.

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