04 Mar New York’s DSRIP value-based model brings unique set of IT challenges
Experts say bringing different health systems under one umbrella requires working with disparate levels of technology.
LAS VEGAS – The Staten Island Performing Provider System is running into all of the challenges inherent in implementing a value-based model for Medicaid payment reform in New York State.
The Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program has as its goal to reduce avoidable hospital use by 25 percent over the next five years, according to Staten Island’s Executive Director Joseph Conte, speaking at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas.
Asked how the program was going, Conte said, “In 11 months that’s the expectation to achieve. We’re not there yet. Looking at information we have from two hospitals, it’s a positive trend.”
Staten Island Performing Provider System is a corporation formed by Richmond University Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital. Over 60 healthcare agencies and community-based organizations have joined Staten Island in the effort to reduce costs while increasing the quality of health for a very diverse population including 130,000 Medicaid recipients and 50,000 uninsured residents.
The big challenge, Conte said, is that timely data is not available from the state.
“It’s at least a six to nine month retrospective,” he said. “Everyone’s in a different place as far as electronic health records.”