MHVC will create an Integrated Delivery System (IDS) that is focused on evidence-based medicine and population health management, creating an integrated, collaborative and accountable service delivery structure that incorporates the full continuum of care, eliminating service fragmentation while increasing the opportunity to align provider incentives:

  • With a more integrated delivery system, our partners will be better able to take on risk and deliver value.
  • With a more sustainable delivery system, care is delivered locally and in the right care setting.
  • With a more patient-centered delivery system, there will be expanded access to services tailored to the unique needs of our patients and communities.

Project Integration: New Focus on Substance Use Disorder and Opiod Crisis

MHVC and its partners have been in the forefront of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) efforts, as illustrated by partner- and MHVC-level initiatives integrating DSRIP Crisis Stabilization and Behavioral Health (BH) projects. This new section will highlight those programs and initiatives; we encourage you to contact us for more information or to share your activities.

Process Redesign Rethinks Approaches to SUD Referrals

Workshop participants discuss real-time solutions and the “future state”

Following the success of the first Substance Use Disorder (SUD) workshop on May 19, 2017 (newsletter article here), MHVC held a deeper dive session on July 25, 2017, in Tarrytown, with participants representing seven organizations, and MHVC team members.

“We built upon the energy and synergy of the first workshop, and expanded our goals to include real-time solutions for present problems, and for potential opportunities in the future,” said Emily Thorsen, MHVC Project Specialist. The intensive, all-day workshop focused on three topics:

-- Collaboratively build a future state workflow for SUD referrals;

-- Create standardized referral phone screen and referral forms; and

-- Develop organization-specific Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) plans for workflows that support a seven-day turnaround between inpatient discharge and outpatient intake assessment.

Read the full article in the MHVC July/August newsletter here.

Stigma Keeps Some Doctors from Treating Drug Addiction

Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., associate chief, General Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Group’s Comprehensive Health Care Center, and her patient, Dinah, share how Montefiore is addressing addiction in the Bronx. Montefiore is one of the first places in the country to integrate addiction treatment into primary care.

Listen to "The Pulse" podcast interview with Dr. Cunningham here.

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