Improving healthcare for Medicaid patients
Millennium Collaborative Care worked to ignite healthcare change in Western New York, by partnering with physicians, healthcare providers and community-based organizations to improve the delivery of health care for medicaid patients.
In order to ignite healthcare change and build partnerships, local physicians, healthcare providers and community-based organizations were encouraged to meet the overall goals set by the state.
1. To achieve the triple aim of improved population health, improved quality care, and controlled costs
2. Reduce avoidable hospital admissions by 25 percent over the next five years
3. Preserve and transform New York’s fragile healthcare safety net to ensure all Medicaid beneficiaries have access to vital services
The Objective of DSRIP Partnerships
The DSRIP program aimed to decrease spending by reducing avoidable hospitalizations and Emergency Department visits – requiring hospitals to “restructure themselves.” This meant reducing beds, strengthening their outpatient and primary-care focus and improving alignment with post-acute care settings.