PPS Best Practices Event Brings Together New York State DSRIP Thought Leaders









PPS Best Practices Event Brings Together New York State DSRIP Thought Leaders

SpectraMedix User Group focused on transitioning to value-based care in DSRIP

Albany, NY – March 3, 2017 – SpectraMedix, a leader in enabling healthcare organizations to improve care delivery and transition to value-based payment models, hosted a Performing Provider System (PPS) User Group event in Albany, NY in which stakeholders from multiple New York State PPSs met to share successes, challenges and future objectives in their respective DSRIP Programs. Among the attendees were leadership from Staten Island PPS, Mount Sinai PPS, Finger Lakes PPS, Alliance for Better Healthcare PPS, Albany Medical Center PPS, Adirondack Health Institute PPS, HIXNY and the New York State Department of Health.

The goal of the event was to enable PPS stakeholders to learn best practices directly from their peers and brainstorm solutions to shared challenges. In particular, the event focused on leveraging information technology, data analytics and performance improvement measures to achieve system transformation, better serve Medicaid populations and improve health outcomes.

Additionally, SpectraMedix will use feedback to continue to refine and customize its DSRIP Platform to meet the needs of its multiple PPS clients, and enhance the product’s capabilities to support other Medicaid reform initiatives across the U.S.

“This was a great opportunity to share our experiences, learn from each other and collaborate on innovative paths forward,” said Jose “Joey” Rosario, Sr. Director of IT and Analytics, Finger Lakes PPS. “For FLPPS to achieve its system transformation objectives, we need to effectively leverage our Integrated Delivery System to empower our practitioners to provide better care through comprehensive information.”

Greg Allen, Director, Financial Planning at the New York State Department of Health was the Keynote Speaker and presented on the “Medicaid Analytics Performance Portal (MAPP) Update, VBP Measures and Next Steps in Value-Based Care.” Other speakers included:

  • Salvatore Volpe, Chief Medical Officer, Staten Island PPS
  • Kash Patel, VP, Population Health, Analytics, IT and Deepesh Chandra, Director of IT Products & Services, Mount Sinai PPS
  • Jose “Joey” Rosario, Sr. Director of IT and Analytics, Finger Lakes PPS
  • Jacob Reider, Chief Executive Officer, Alliance for Better Healthcare PPS

“Each PPS has its own unique needs but they all face similar challenges,” said Salvatore Volpe, Chief Medical Officer, Staten Island PPS. “Ultimately, actionable data that is analyzed and distributed is the fuel that powers a successful DSRIP Program, better patient-centered medical care, and helps us and our partners prepare for the transition to value-based payments.”

Some of the key topics and takeaways from the event included:

  • In working with multiple PPSs, SpectraMedix should provide benchmarking on quality and outcomes, along with information on best practices deployed by its clients, that PPSs can use to help deliver superior quality and maximize value-based payments.
  • PPSs need to empower their partners with actionable information and not do their work for them – engagement of partners is key to success.
  • MCO patient lists and their claims data can be of great value for improving analytics and value-based payments.
  • The long term goal of PPSs is to support system transformation and also help providers get actionable information to support value-based payments.

“SpectraMedix was honored to sponsor this event,” said Raj Lakhanpal, MD, FACEP, Chief Executive Officer, SpectraMedix. “We are committed to advancing and supporting best practices in DSRIP, Medicaid reform as a whole, and value-based care.”


About SpectraMedix

SpectraMedix partners with hospitals, health systems, provider organizations, health information exchanges and payers to improve care delivery and support their transition to value-based payment models. Our industry leading SpectraMedix 360™ Platform, powered by the eMeasures360™ quality management and eureQa360™ population health intelligence solutions, provides advanced data integration, quality measurement and population health analytics capabilities to implement initiatives including the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Medicaid reform programs, Clinically Integrated Networks, ACOs, financial risk modeling, bundled payments and electronic clinical quality measures.

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