Our Performing Provider System (PPS) is involved in the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. Our PPS is a collaboration of three major health systems located in Nassau and Queens counties.
The success of the DSRIP program relies on the ability of our partners to work together. Our goal is to redesign the way health care is delivered to people with Medicaid in our community.
New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program was created with the intent to transform the way people with Medicaid receive health care. The focus of this program is to improve access to primary care to prevent unnecessary hospital use.
A key focus of the DSRIP program is the primary care team – which includes physicians, educators, nutritionists, and care coordinators. This team, known as a “Patient Centered Medical Home” (PCMH), can provide comprehensive health care to meet a person’s physical and behavioral health care needs.
Through DSRIP, the Nassau Queens PPS is providing patients access to necessary preventive care and urgent care in their communities, which helps support DSRIP’s fundamental goal of reducing avoidable hospital use by 25% by 2020.
The Nassau Queens PPS is one of 25 New York State regional health care networks that were selected for funding under the DSRIP program. Within DSRIP's framework each network is known as a Performing Provider System (PPS) – a group of providers who have come together to perform DSRIP projects with the goal of improving the efficiency of the health care system and reducing avoidable hospital use.
Our PPS is led by NuHealth (Nassau University Medical Center), in alliance with Northwell Health’s Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Catholic Health Services of Long Island.
One of the initial tasks undertaken by our PPS was an extensive Community Needs Assessment. This assessment became the basis for our PPS to undertake 11 DSRIP projects
It's at the project level that actual reform will take place. In recognition of their importance to the success of the initiative, $6.42 billion of New York State's $8 billion DSRIP allowance can be used to fund projects.
Nassau Queens PPS has selected 11 projects from a DSRIP-approved list sorted by three different types or 'Domains' of projects.
Each of these projects has been identified by our Community Needs Assessment as a critical need and all our participating providers will be involved in one or more of these projects.
Our PPS includes over 8,400 partners, and comprises hospitals, primary care physicians, specialists, pharmacies, post-acute providers, social and community-based organizations, and other health care providers and institutions!