The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the accrediting organization of the nation’s leading patient-centered medical home (PCMH) program, worked with the New York State Department of Health to develop a customized PCMH Recognition Program that supports the state’s initiative to improve primary care through the medical home model and promote the Triple Aim: better health, lower costs, and better patient experience.
The New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home (NYS PCMH) Recognition Program improves primary care through care coordination, population health, evidence-based guidelines, and effective use of health information technology to meet patient needs. NYeC offers free NYS PCMH services to help practices deliver high-quality, coordinated care, earn payment incentives, prepare to thrive under value-based payment arrangements, and achieve New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition.
NYeC, with our partners, supports practices in Western New York, Westchester, Rockland, New York City, and Long Island.
SHIN-NY Connections Initiative
The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH), with support from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has established the SHIN-NY Connections Initiative (SCI) to increase health information exchange (HIE) adoption across the state by building electronic health record (EHR) interfaces to New York State’s HIE, the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY). The SHIN-NY connects eight regional networks, or Qualified Entities (QEs). This program is designed to help offset the cost for primary care practices connecting to a QE.
The completion of an eligible EHR interface to a QE will satisfy the requirements of New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home (NYS PCMH) standard CC 21. Participation in SCI is open to all NYS PCMH Recognition Program enrolled practices.
SHIN-NY Support for PCMH
Practices can leverage Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) services to meet certain New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) standards and achieve their transformation goals. NYS PCMH success will require access to patient data, coordinated communication between care team providers, timely notification of critical patient events, and the ability to exchange patient information to support care coordination.