MHVC Launches “Communities of Care” for Rockland and Orange: New initiative will focus on regional continuums to promote integrated care

July 31, 2018

“Excited” was the word that best described the reaction of partners invited to MHVC’s inaugural Communities of Care (CoC) forums, according to Marlene Ripa, MHVC’s Director of Network Design and Administration. “MHVC developed the CoC as an ‘umbrella’ for activities around provider engagement and performance improvement involving organizations within the same region,” said Ripa. “Our…

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Get Smart! MHVC Offers Full Scholarships for Valera Smartphone App

July 31, 2018

MHVC is pleased to announce that we are offering partners a full scholarship for use of Valera Health, an evidence-based smartphone application that provides significant care management and self-management support for patients’ integrated behavioral health care needs. This is a key part of our continued effort to support tools that prepare partners for value-based payment…

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What’s New with MAX? Spreading the Word!

July 31, 2018

On May 30, 2018, the NYS Department of Health (DOH) conducted a Medicaid Accelerated eXchange Series (MAX) Symposium for all PPSs and their MAX action teams in New York City. The state discussed the work around the MAX series to date, how the PPSs have been doing, and what the expectations are as the program…

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WMTY Around MHVC: June 6th Launches “WMTY for Everyone”

May 31, 2018

Throughout MHVC, WMTY is for everyone, not just for patients. Over the past year, MHVC partners have asked “What Matters to You?” and received answers that have helped improve the workplace, administration, human resources, policies, and staff retention. “Asking WMTY feels different,” said Dr. Damara Gutnick, MHVC Medical Director. “It elicits a deeper, more honest,…

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Provider/Staff Capacity Survey Results Due Soon: Goal is fostering culturally competent and engaged staff

May 31, 2018

A live webinar on February 9 launched MHVC’s Provider/Staff Capacity Survey, designed by MHVC’s Cultural Competency/Health Literacy (CCHL) Workgroup. According to Joan Chaya, MHVC Director, Workforce Development and Management, “The results will be used to provide partners with data needed to accomplish the goals associated with building an integrated delivery system and fostering a culturally…

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Ready to Use and to Bill: OASAS-Approved SBIRT Training Has Immediate Impact

May 31, 2018

Two more sessions in June and September. In our November 2017 MHVC Newsletter (link here), we introduced our instructor-led training on Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders. “This training offers providers a set…

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MHVC Newsletter Special Edition Highlights All-PPS Learning Symposium

April 13, 2018

In a special edition of the MHVC newsletter — link here — MHVC has gathered personal perspectives and summarized key learnings from the all-PPS DSRIP Learning Symposium. Held over three days, February 6-8, 2018, on Staten Island, participants met national and international experts who delivered inspirational and aspirational keynotes and workshops.

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Connecting the DSRIP Dots: How Nyack is Embracing DSRIP

January 30, 2018

MAX, workshops, training, Innovation Grants make a robust toolbox. When Alice Cronin, Chief System and Transformation Officer of Nyack Hospital, gave her team’s feedback at MHVC’s November Emergency Department (ED) Care Triage Workshop, it was clear that there was much more going on than just enthusiasm for a training session. In fact, Nyack Hospital is…

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Trio of Workshops Address ED Care Triage and Social Determinants of Health

January 30, 2018

MHVC offers the third session on January 31, 2018. In its efforts to provide continuing support to the seven hospitals participating in the ED Care Triage Project, MHVC has hosted a series of workshops to support development of an integrated delivery system. The seven hospitals — Montefiore New Rochelle, Montefiore Mt. Vernon, Nyack, St. John’s,…

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Get Hooked Up! Link to HealthLink Improves Coordination

January 30, 2018

MHVC recognizes 23 partners who have bidirectional connections. Connecting to a Qualified Entity (QE), also known as a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO), helps providers deliver better-coordinated care to their patients by providing quick and easy access to the information that is needed from other providers outside of one’s healthcare organization. The goal of HealthlinkNY…

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