Practice Innovation Solutions

AHI’s Practice Innovation Solutions team provides free technical assistance to physician practices interested in achieving NCQA quality recognition and preparing for major payment changes.

“AHI was extremely helpful in breaking (the process) down for us because it helped us know where we stood and the right steps to take.”

Abe Bates, Office Manager, Adirondack Pediatrics, Glens Falls 
speaking on how AHI helped the practice achieve 2014 NCQA
Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3 status.

Benefits to Practices

  • Increase clinician and staff member satisfaction.
  • Participate in new payment/reimbursement models.
  • Improve practice efficiency.
  • Integrate care management functions into your practice.
  • Concrete opportunities for improvements in patient care.
  • Maximize the practices’ health information technology investment and use of EHR data.

Areas of Assistance

  • Skilled transformational assistance provided through a combination of remote and on-site coaching, training, and support;
  • Access to a faculty of nationally-recognized experts and online modules (providing CME and MOC credits) related to the transformation process;
  • Services include, but are not limited to, assistance with maximizing incentives from payer contracts, avoidance of penalties, care management, quality improvement, and networking.



Risk Stratification: A Two-Step Process for Identifying Your Sickest Patients, article by James Dom Dera, MD.

Population Health Tools and Resources, a web page of helpful toolkits created by AHI and the Adirondacks ACO to help you navigate your journey toward improved population health.


Videos and Slide Decks

Meet The Team

Louann Villani

Louann Villani

Executive Director

Louann Villani, Executive Director at AHI, oversees the Practice Innovation Solutions program in addition to her other population health management responsibilities. Prior to joining AHI, Villani served in several management roles for Albany Medical Center, most recently as Director of Clinical Informatics. In that role, she established a hospital-based department with a primary focus on clinical oversight for electronic clinical systems. A Registered Nurse, Villani earned an Associate of Science degree in Applied Science from Cazenovia College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from SUNY Binghamton.

Ready to explore the benefits of PCMH recognition for your practice and patients?

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