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Connections: “Interconnecting Regional Healthcare”

LATEST – Issue 10: December 2017

This issue of Connections features a recap of NCI’s first care management event in October, a farewell letter from outgoing NCI Director Brian Marcolini, the profiles of three our region’s “Community Health Heroes,” information on value-based payment, and more!

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Past Issues:

newslettersIssue 9: September 2017

This issue of Connections features the story of a Carthage woman who has drastically improved her health with the help of care management services. Other topics in this issue include: a review of NCI’s “Speed Networking” event; information on NCI’s new Diabetes Education Workshops; a profile of a local Mental Health First Aid Trainer, and more!

Issue 8: June 2017

In this issue, we take a look at two of our region’s new Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialists, who use their own life experiences to help others. Other topics include: NCI’s “Care Manager of the Month” for May, information on NCI’s Care Coordination Collaborative, a study that shows how Care Coordination and others!

newslettersIssue 7: March 2017

This issue of Connections takes a look at “Problem-Solving Treatment” therapy, a new form of medicine being used by a Lowville nurse to help adults with anxiety and depression. Other topics in this issue include: a wrap-up of NCI’s Education Day, how our ACO is working to improve care for ‘Multi-Visit Patients,’ and others!


Issue 6: December 2016

This issue of Connections is the second issue after our major redesign in September, as we continue to strive to produce a visually-appealing, fun publication for our partners and other readers in the community. Topics addressed in this issue include the IMPACT Model, NCI’s two new ACO partners, the “12 Months of DSRIP” and updates to CMS’ Chronic Care Management program, among others.


Issue 5: September 2016

This issue of Connections marks a major redesign of our classic newsletter, as we strive to produce a visually-appealing, fun publication for our partners and other readers in the community. Topics addressed in this issue include Chronic Care Management, MACRA, NCI’s two new medical directors, and keys for filling our the DY2 Q2 Webform, among others.

newslettersIssue 4: June 2016

In this issue: an update from HealthCare Partners of the North Country (our region’s ACO); DSRIP Phase 2 Funds Flow information; a template checklist for Phase 1 DSRIP incentive funds; behavioral health providers getting involved with DSRIP and NCI’s new compliance officer, among others.

newslettersIssue 3: January 2016

In this issue: “PCMH Transformation: Becoming a Patient-Centered Medical Home”; a Chronic Care Management toolkit; a Value-Based Payment glossary; Medicaid opt-out letters and DSRIP’s Medical Management Committee, among others.

newslettersIssue 2: October 2015

In this issue: “Clinical Integration and Interdependence”; meet the North Country Initiative and its team members; a round-up of upcoming trainings; DSRIP announcements; and Dr. Reform, among others.