Promising Practices

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 2: Partner-Level Benchmarks

Post #2: Partner-Level Benchmarks The benchmark process isn’t for the faint of heart. It is nearly impossible to predict a benchmark for a new ACO and unfortunately, the benchmark dramatically sets the stage for success. For existing ACOs however, what CMS provides in terms of historical data can prove to be extremely valuable not only in guiding your ACO to […]

NCI Presents at Public Comment Forum for Continuation of DSRIP

On Wednesday, October 30th, FDRHPO/NCI Director Erika Flint and Director of Provider Strategy Joanna Loomis traveled to Syracuse to participate in the Public Comment Forum, representing our PPS. This forum was held to offer an opportunity for Central New York PPSs, their partners and beneficiaries, to advocate for the continuation of the Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver, better known as DSRIP, […]

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Primary Care Clinics Receive NYS PCMH 2017 Annual Recognition

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 […]

Catherine’s Story: How the IMPACT Model is Making an Impact

At age 42, Catherine Snyder feels happier and more full of life than she has in a long time. A Vermont native and longtime resident of Lowville, Ms. Snyder has struggled with depression since she was a child. She has endured physical and sexual abuse, marriages ending in divorce and death, and other hardships along the way.