Primary Care and DSRIP: From Promise to Reality

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IC January 2015

On January 13, 2015, PCDC hosted a discussion at the New York Academy of Medicine on how New York’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) can ensure the major expansion of high-quality primary care. An expert panel, including New York State’s DSRIP Program Director and five PPS “leads” had spirited discussions focused on how to measure and address primary care capacity and need; how primary maintains a role in the PPS decision making process; and how to implement and pay for the primary care expansion and transformation required to meet DSRIP goals. The discussion reflected that we are still very early in the DSRIP process, and that stakeholders will need to work and collaborate in ways they may have not in the past to deliver on the promise of more and better primary care to reduce avoidable hospitals use and cost.


Peggy Chan, MPH, DSRIP Program Director, NYS Department of Health
Arthur Gianelli, MBA, MPH, President, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, (Mount Sinai PPS)
Christina Jenkins, MD, Sr. AVP, Quality, Performance and Innovation, NYC Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC PPS)
Larry McReynolds, President, Lutheran Family Health Centers (Lutheran PPS), Board Chair, Community Health Care Association of NYS
Karen Nelson, MD, Executive Vice President, Integrated Delivery Systems, Maimonides Medical Center (Community Care of Brooklyn PPS)
Hal Sadowy, PhD, Chief Operating Officer New York Community Preferred Providers PPS
Julie Peskoe, MBA, MPH, Director of DSRIP Services, Primary Care Development Corporation


Dan Lowenstein, MBA, PCDC Senior Director of Public Affairs

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