Fall 2017 Newsletter Now Available!

Community Partners of WNY (A DSRIP PPS)  NEW Fall 2017 Newsletter!

  • Cover Story Feature: Helping Communities Breathe Easy: Reducing Secondhand Smoke Exposure
  • Features highlighting:  Justtellone.org Phase II Launch, August 2017 Project Advisory Committee Meeting Recap, Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo Honored for Outstanding Work, and more!

For the complete quarterly update, access the 2017 Fall Newsletter

Medical Record Review

The New York Department of Health (DOH) has partnered with the medical review abstraction vendors, Verscend and MedReview Inc., to conduct Medicaid medical record collection and abstractions for all PPS’s participating in Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. Verscend will be contacting providers September 18, 2017 or soon thereafter for medical record collection and abstraction purposes.  The process concludes February 16, 2018.

Six HEDIS measures (controlling high blood pressure, comprehensive diabetes care, prenatal and postpartum care, frequency of ongoing prenatal care, childhood immunization status, and lead screening in children) and two State-developed non-HEDIS measures (screening for clinical depression and viral load suppression) will be included in this collection effort.

As part of the Community Partners of WNY DSRIP program, collecting this data is essential to quality improvement and is tied to future performance reporting. Your commitment to this process and attention to assure these requirements are fulfilled in a timely manner is appreciated

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Podkulski, 716-862-2160.