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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.
Orange County’s Addiction Treatment Process Improvement Event, featuring Cory Waller, MD
Creating a clear path for our health care system to identify, engage and treat substance use is essential to resolving this public health emergency. Starting on October 16th MHVC supported and participated in a week-long community-wide effort in Orange County to improve care for patients with high-needs who experience poor outcomes despite extreme patterns of hospitalizations or emergency care. Dr. Cory Waller, MD, of the Camden Coalition facilitated the development of future Orange County Substance Use System built on the 3C’s of competency-capacity-consistency: competency challenges us to use addiction science and data; capacity requires us to have effective services at levels commensurate with need;and consistency is needed throughout our system in the form of a singular assessment tool, treatment pathways, and metrics. Based on the 3C's, a substance use treatment care path was created including the ASAM assessment tool and corresponding treatment offerings across levels 0-5. Look for the full article in our November MHVC newsletter.
What is an "Integrated Delivery System"?
MHVC asked stakeholders and partners what IDS means to them and to the people for whom they provide care in the MHVC region:
Arms Acres Announces Opiod Treatment Program
Service is available to MHVC partners throughout the region
In response to the opioid crisis and the growing needs of the community, Arms Acres, a long-standing treatment facility in Putnam County, has expanded the scope of available treatment options at the Arms Acres Clinic, which is located at 21 Old Route Six, Carmel, NY. As of June 30, 2017, Arms Acres has implemented an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP). “We are proud to be recognized as the first Opioid Treatment Program in Putnam County. Arms Acres is dedicated to helping those within our community and beyond to find recovery from opioid and heroin addiction,” said George Ryer, Executive Director of Outpatient Services at Arms Acres.
The OTP provides Methadone as well as other types of Medication Assisted Treatment, such as Suboxone and Vivitrol. A multi-disciplinary team consisting of physicians, psychiatrists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors work together with patients to evaluate and determine the best evidence based substance abuse treatment for them. Medication Assisted Treatment and counseling services are available for adults and adolescents.
“Opioid Treatment Programs are typically utilized locally, but in many cases people cross county lines to seek these particular services. Arms Acres wants to be sure that MHVC partners throughout the region are aware of this new service,” said Eric D'Entrone, M. Ed., CRC, Associate Director of Regional Services for Arms Acres and Conifer Park.
Arms Acres provides inpatient and outpatient services to those suffering from alcohol and/or substance abuse issues. For more information, contact the Outpatient Clinic at 845-225-5202; for inpatient treatment contact 888-227-4641.