Millennium Collaborative Care Convening National Experts and

WNY 8 County Partners to Share Knowledge and Unlock Solutions

BUFFALO, NY – There is an emerging cultural shift and outlook about healthcare in Western New York. The change begins with two important factors:

  1. All people deserve quality healthcare.
  2. A person’s zip code should not determine their health condition.

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Millennium Collaborative Care will host their first Population Health Conference at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center featuring national experts:

Jon Burroughs, MD, FACHE, FACPE

 Jason A. Helgerson

  • New York State Medicaid Director and Executive Director for New York’s Medicaid Redesign Team

Millennium Collaborative Care is a Performing Provider Systems in Western New York serving eight WNY counties. Millennium’s mission is to collaborate and partner with physicians, health care providers and community-based organizations to fundamentally restructure the health care delivery system, and in the process, address the region’s most pressing health care needs. There are 11 Delivery System Reform Incentive (DSRIP) Projects designed 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% over five years.

Research has shown that despite significant medical advances, Americans are sicker today than ever. However, there is hope because healthcare leaders are beginning to connect the dots and realize that health is directly connected to social factors.

The Millennium collaborative partners recognizing that a community’s heath is often connected to social determinants such as poverty, education and housing are working on projects that will address these obstacles.

“The keynote speakers, Dr. Jonathan Burroughs and Jason A. Helgerson will address the shift from just focusing on the treatment of chronic diseases to an emphasis on prevention and wellness,” stated Al Hammonds, Executive Director, Millennium Collaborative Care.

“We must continue to expand our understanding that every patient is part of a broader population impacted by social determinants of health that are unique to that specific group. We’re looking forward to joining our provider and community-based organization partners in learning what it takes to implement effective Population Health management.”

“Attendees will learn the foundational building blocks of population health,” said Jon Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FAAPL, President and CEO, The Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network, Inc.

“The building blocks include: I. Aligning with all key stakeholders and organizations. II. Building an integrated delivery system. III. Building a population health infrastructure that includes: palliative care, disease management, post-acute care, retail medicine, e-health. IV. Building the IT infrastructure to support this care that includes: health information exchange (HIE), clinical/business analytics with an enterprise data warehouse. V. Put it all together to contract for these services to employees, payers, employers, and governmental entities.”

VALUE-BASED PAYMENT TRANSITION

A second major theme to be addressed at the Millennium Conference is the current transition in healthcare compensation from “Pay for Service” to “Value Based Payment.”

Hammonds adds, “Across the country, healthcare innovators are developing new models of healthcare delivery that lower costs and improve care for patients that are overwhelmed by the challenges of navigating a complex healthcare system. The Millennium Collaborative Care Population Health Conference is all about igniting and implementing healthcare change.”

About Millennium Collaborative Care: In order to implement necessary changes to Medicaid, Governor Cuomo established Performing Provider Systems (PPS) across New York State. Millennium Collaborative Care was identified as one of the Performing Provider Systems in Western New York.

Millennium launched in 2014 reaching over 230,000 people and today the organization serves over 258,000 Medicaid clients across the eight counties of Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming).Millennium’s mission is to collaborate and partner with physicians, health care providers and community-based organizations to fundamentally restructure the health care delivery system, and in the process, address the region’s most pressing health care needs. Millennium is working to achieve these goals by implementing 11 DSRIP projects that were selected based on data collected during the 2014 WNY Community Needs Assessment (CNA), which prioritizes regional health needs.

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