AHI Summit Explores Innovative Approaches to Rural Health Care

AHI Summit Explores Innovative Approaches to Rural Health Care

Nearly 200 regional and state health care experts convened at AHI - Adirondack Health Institute’s 8th Annual Summit to explore health care delivery transformation in our rural region. The event, Innovative Approaches to Rural Health Care, took place on September 29 in...

AHI Hires Two Staff Members

AHI Hires Two Staff Members

AHI announces the hiring of two staff members. Nancy Gildersleeve joins AHI as director, prevention and planning, after holding a number of leadership roles for the Capital District YMCA, most recently serving in a leadership capacity at the organization’s corporate...

St. Lawrence Health System Becomes AHI Member

St. Lawrence Health System Becomes AHI Member

St. Lawrence Health System and AHI leaders recently concluded discussions that resulted in welcoming St. Lawrence Health System as an AHI member. “We are extremely pleased to officially welcome St. Lawrence Health System to our partnership,” said Margaret M. Vosburgh,...

AHI PPS Earns 99% Achievement Value Score

AHI PPS Earns 99% Achievement Value Score

The NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) has awarded the AHI Performing Provider System (PPS) a 99% Achievement Value (AV) Score for the most recent reporting period. This score means the PPS has earned more than $5.5 million for our nine-county region for the quarter...

Rural Health Champion Nominations Sought

Rural Health Champion Nominations Sought

The Adirondack Rural Health Network (ARHN), a program of AHI - Adirondack Health Institute, is seeking nominations for its Rural Health Champion of the Year Award. Rural Health Networks across Northeastern New York are partnering to celebrate individuals in our local...

Vosburgh Appointed AHI CEO

Vosburgh Appointed AHI CEO

AHI – Adirondack Health Institute’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret M. Vosburgh as chief executive officer. Vosburgh, who joined the organization on May 26, has more than 25 years of executive experience, most recently as chief...

Health Home In-Depth Analysis Published

Health Home In-Depth Analysis Published

A recently published report on Medicaid Health Homes assesses the structure of Health Homes and implementation issues. The study, Evaluation of the Medicaid Health Home Option for Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions: Annual Report – Year Three, focuses on the...

AHI Health Home Shares Expertise

AHI Health Home Shares Expertise

AHI Health Home Manager, Annette Parisi, has been sharing her expertise at a number of recent speaking engagements. Last week, Parisi was a panelist discussing the challenges and solutions of Health Home revenue cycle management to NY State Care Management Coalition...

CBO Support for DSRIP Activities – Request for Applications

CBO Support for DSRIP Activities – Request for Applications

A Request for Applications (RFA) has been issued by the DOH Office of Health Insurance Programs regarding funding to support strategic planning activities for non-Medicaid billing Community Based Organizations (CBO) who address the social determinants of health. This...

NEW AHI PPS Funding Applications for Workforce

NEW AHI PPS Funding Applications for Workforce

New Workforce Recruitment/Retention and Training Funds applications are now available. There are a few constructive changes: We have moved to a rolling application and response model; The guidelines have also been enhanced to reflect DOH guidance, so please review...

AHI Hires Five Staff Members

AHI Hires Five Staff Members

AHI announces the hiring of five staff members. Eric Burton joins AHI as chief financial officer. He is a health care financial and operations leader with more than 25 years of experience. Prior to joining AHI, Burton was chief operating officer at Hometown Health...

Register for NC PHIP May 12 Quarterly Meeting

Register for NC PHIP May 12 Quarterly Meeting

Registration is open for AHI’s North Country Population Health Improvement Program’s (NC PHIP) quarterly meeting. Agenda items include data and information review and strategy development to address regional health priorities such as smoking, obesity and behavioral...

Saratoga Community Public Forum

Saratoga Community Public Forum

Do you serve low income individuals or those living in poverty?...Interested in improving the quality of health care delivered in your community?... then please join the Saratoga Community Public Forum on Thursday, May 5, 6 – 8 pm, Skidmore College. Presentations and...

Health Home Care Manager Makes a Difference

Health Home Care Manager Makes a Difference

The first sign that something wasn’t quite right was the falling down. “I was literally collapsing and I didn’t know why,” said Roger. Over the course of the next eight years his health began to worsen. Roger didn’t notice how bad things were until one day all he...

AHI PPS Earns Consecutive 100% Achievement Value Score

AHI PPS Earns Consecutive 100% Achievement Value Score

For the second consecutive quarter, the NY State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has awarded the AHI PPS a 100% Achievement Value (AV) Score. This score applies to the quarter ending December 31, 2015. The AHI PPS is a partnership of nearly 100 organizations formed to...

Health Home Helps Providers Care for High-Risk Medicaid Patients

Health Home Helps Providers Care for High-Risk Medicaid Patients

While the majority of Medicaid enrollees are relatively healthy, there is a growing number of beneficiaries who have complex medical, behavioral, and long-term care needs and present significant challenges to health care providers. AHI, a New York State-designated...

Register Now for RHIT Meetings

Register Now for RHIT Meetings

The AHI PPS will be hosting a series of Regional Health Innovation Team (RHIT) meetings to share AHI PPS DSRIP updates with PPS partners. Preliminary Agenda Announcement of the PPS Innovation and Sustainability Funds Application Process Partner Project Showcase...

Fulton County Public Health Links Fun, Foraging and Fitness

Fulton County Public Health Links Fun, Foraging and Fitness

Geocaching has gained in popularity and the Fulton County Public Health Department saw an opportunity to tie public health to the scavenger hunt adventure. “I discovered geocaching when my oldest daughter was young. It allowed us to enjoy the outdoors and explore our...

Join the Telehealth User Collaborative

Join the Telehealth User Collaborative

Please join the monthly AHI Telehealth User Collaborative. This exciting new group has been formed to expand our region’s telehealth knowledge and regional resources. Join our monthly meetings to: Learn about a variety of telemedicine initiatives started by nearby...

HIT Funding Awarded to Four AHI PPS Partners

HIT Funding Awarded to Four AHI PPS Partners

Four AHI PPS Partners were awarded over $170,000 in funding to improve and develop Health Information Technology (HIT) infrastructure. The New York State funding was awarded to non-profit behavioral health and developmental disability providers to purchase technology...

AHI PPS Survey Web Conference – Tuesday, 3/15.

AHI PPS Survey Web Conference – Tuesday, 3/15.

The PPS Project Impact Matrix Template and Financial Stability Survey documents will be reviewed at the upcoming web conference on Tuesday, March 15, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Peter Epp, AHI PPS Finance Consultant, will review the tools and respond to questions....

DSRIP Workforce Advisory Council Webinar-based Meeting March 23

DSRIP Workforce Advisory Council Webinar-based Meeting March 23

The AHI PPS Workforce Advisory Council is holding a webinar-based meeting to plan for year two of workforce-related activities and review first-year efforts and accomplishments. Wednesday, March 23, 2016 1:00-2:00 p.m. Register for the Workforce Advisory Council...

AHI Partner COPD Success Story

AHI Partner COPD Success Story

February is both heart disease and cancer awareness prevention month, making it especially relevant to COPD patients.  According to the Mayo Clinic, individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of developing heart disease and...

AHI Partner Telemedicine Success Story

AHI Partner Telemedicine Success Story

Stand in the shoes of a rural North Country resident experiencing a sudden numbness in the face and left arm. Equally abrupt is a loss of vision in one eye. Luckily, you’re able to get to your local hospital quickly. As an ER physician with Adirondack Health based in...

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