NCI Awards Promising Practice Funds to Five North Country Organizations Funding for Projects to Address Unmet Healthcare Needs in Tri-County Region Watertown, NY, June 28, 2021 —– Five organizations in the region were recently awarded grant funding to implement promising strategies to fill physical, social, and behavioral healthcare needs in the community. North Country Initiative (NCI) utilized $175,000 in remaining […]
Post #1: Let’s Keep Them in Our ACO For our first post, we’re going to take a very simple idea and boil it down to actual numbers. A lot of people can talk about churn rates, but seldom do they communicate the actual impact, and quite frankly, I’ve heard very little about keeping those beneficiaries who are about to be […]
INNOVATIVE PILOT PROGRAM INTRODUCED TO SUPPORT MEDICAID PATIENTS DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL CARE Intensive Follow-up Services Address Patients’ Clinical & Social Needs Watertown, New York, March 23, 2021– Heading home after a stay in the hospital or emergency department can cause a patient to feel anxious, isolated, and uncertain. Patients may not feel confident about which medications to take, which providers […]
On November 13, 2019, Lowville Medical Associates received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a NYS Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice at the 2017 standard, the most recent standard available. This recognition is given to practices in NYS that meet a rigorous set of qualifications within six concept areas: Team-Based Care and Practice Organization Knowing and […]
On October 15, 2019, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center primary care clinics received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a NYS Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice at the 2017 standard, the most recent standard available. This recognition is given to practices in NYS that meet a rigorous set of qualifications within six concept areas: Team-Based Care and Practice […]
UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY EVALUATES NORTH COUNTRY INITIATIVE-LED EFFORTS, FINDS POSITIVE RESULTS WATERTOWN – A recent independent evaluation of statewide health care reform validates work being done locally by the North Country Initiative. The survey, conducted by the University at Albany’s Center for Human Services Research, assessed the performance of the North Country Initiative in the first three years of New York’s Delivery System […]
Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, North Country Initiative Celebrate Successes in 2016 When most north country residents hear about the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, they naturally think about soldiers, military families or the Army base here in Jefferson County. We’re proud of this association. FDRHPO was founded more than a decade ago to connect Fort Drum soldiers […]
By Brian Molongoski | Watertown Daily Times WATERTOWN — The North Country Initiative, in partnership with the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, is reporting a solid first year under the state’s five-year Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program.