Welcome to the Finger Lakes PPS
In 1965, the Medicaid system was established to remove barriers to healthcare and provide clinical access to more Americans regardless of economics status or community resources. Since then, Medicaid has grown to become an indispensable resource for our communities. With the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, an unprecedented number of individuals have been able to access this invaluable public health insurance. As this vital system has grown, it has unsurprisingly become complex and difficult to navigate.
Fifty years later in 2015, New York State has embraced a unique opportunity to redesign the Medicaid delivery systems to one that makes personal health an achievable reality for many more individuals. The Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program (DSRIP) has given us five years to demonstrate how we, as a region of clinical and community providers, can design a system to improve population health and clinical outcomes, while lowering system costs and improving patient satisfaction. We are in the second year of our implementation.
I invite you to learn more about the healthcare innovation happening in our region. A transformation that is made possible through unwavering inclusion, determined collaboration, and a shared belief that once again we can make a difference.
Carol Tegas, Executive Director