DSRIP Stories of Meaningful Change in Patient Health

The New York State Department of Health has released a compendium of stories highlighting transformative care through New York´s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program, or DSRIP. The story book, which details fifteen examples of meaningful change in patient health, highlights successes in improving outcomes by putting the needs of the patient at the forefront of healthcare transformation.

In April 2014, New York finalized an agreement with the federal government for a groundbreaking waiver which allowed New York to reinvest $8 billion in federal savings generated by Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) reforms. DSRIP, which was established to help improve outcomes and reduce avoidable hospital use by 25 percent, has made considerable progress towards that goal over the last four years.

A cornerstone of DSRIP, health and social care providers across New York formed collaborative networks called Performing Provider Systems (PPS) to implement innovative projects focused on system transformation, clinical improvement, and population health improvement. Working with local partners such as hospitals, healthcare providers, and community-based organizations, DSRIP PPS have promoted community-level collaborations and have implemented creative solutions to improve the lives of the Medicaid members they serve.

DSRIP: Stories of Meaningful Change in Patient Health highlights only a handful of the many examples of healthcare transformation throughout New York. From culturally competent care coordination, to healthy food, to convenient locations for health care screenings and patient education, the compendium of stories personifies DSRIP and PPS across the state.

View, download and print: DSRIP Stories of Meaningful Change in Patient Health.