Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) Concludes
In 2015, Governor Cuomo announced the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, would enable New York to invest $7.3 billion of Medicaid savings over the next five years into transforming its health care system. The program made specific funding allocations to 25 provider networks across New York state. DSRIP was a statewide initiative to fundamentally restructure the health care delivery system by reinvesting in the Medicaid program, with the primary goal of reducing avoidable hospital use by 25 percent over five years. With the official close of DSRIP on March 31, 2020, the team at Millennium Collaborative Care and our lead entity, the Erie County Medical Center Corporation would like to recognize the enthusiastic efforts of our healthcare partner organizations to improve the quality and efficiency of care for our more than 270,000 Medicaid clients across the Western New York Region.
Specifically, DSRIPs goals were to:
- Reduce avoidable hospital admissions and emergency department use by 25% over 5 years
- Preserve and transform NYS’ fragile healthcare safety net system
- Improve public health measures consistent with NYS’ prevention agenda
DSRIP themes were not unique to Medicaid, and have in many ways become a way of life for the healthcare industry:
- Putting “system” back into healthcare system through collaboration, collaboration, collaboration…
- Integration of medical care, behavior health, substance abuse and other care i.e. dental.
- Utilizing electronic health information to improve health.
- Managing populations and not just individual patients.
- Addressing the social determinants of health.
- Receiving pay based on outcomes (value-based), not fee for service.