Adirondack Health Institute News

DSRIP Capital Restructuring Financial Plan Application Update

AHI to host Webinar to guide deadline process TOMORROW, Dec 4th. 

The 2014-15 State budget authorized the establishment of the Capital Restructuring Financial Plan (CRFP) to make awards totaling up to $1.2 billion to support capital projects to help strengthen and promote access to essential health services, including projects to improve infrastructure, promote integrated health systems, and support the development of additional primary care capacity. If you believe your organization is interested in applying, we strongly suggest you review the application immediately, as the timeline for completion is short.

The complete application, including all attachments, can be found at the Department of Health’s Capital Restructuring Financing Program page.

TODAY Webinar: AHI will be hosting a webinar to discuss the process and the implications for all AHI North Country PPS partners TODAY, December 4th from 2 pm to 3 pm. Register at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Email support: We’ve established an email address to answer questions and provide ongoing support for organizations hoping to submit CRFP applications associated with the AHI North Country DSRIP:


December 4: AHI webinar on CRFP application

December 10: CRFP applications associated with Adirondack North Country PPS are due to AHI for review and prioritization by Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will be meeting shortly after so this will be a hard deadline.

DEADLINE update! current December 22, 3pm is extended to FEBRUARY 20, 2015: Final submissions due to DOH (AHI will submit one application including all DSRIP partner projects; providers not participating in Adirondack North Country PPS will submit separately)

Read the full DSRIP Capital Restructuring 11.25.14 document for details.


Please check the NEWS blog weekly for more DSRIP postings.

DSRIP December application to include Capital Restructuring Finance Program RFA

Due to the financial and infrastructure concerns, the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) advocated for the Capital Restructuring Finance Program (CRFP) with the Department of Health (DOH).

The DOH subsequently released the CRFP request for applications (RFA). The RFA is to be coordinated and submitted with the DSRIP application due in December. (Note the RFA deadline has been extended to February 20, 2015).

According to HANYS, “the CRFP fills the capital funding void in DSRIP and will be a good start in supporting the capital needs of our members in the provision of essential services and the transformation of the healthcare system.”

Please check the NEWS blog weekly for more DSRIP postings.

AHI DSRIP PPS Financial Stability Test Approved

According to the Department of Health (DOH), the Independent Assessor has completed the review of the Performing Provider System (PPS) Lead & PPS Lead Financial Stability Test applications. As a result, AHI has been approved to continue the DSRIP Project Plan Application process. The full review results are published on the DOH DSRIP website.

Please check the NEWS blog weekly for more DSRIP postings.

AHI PPS DSRIP Performing Provider System Initial Community Health Needs Assessment Summary

As part of the DSRIP planning and application process, the AHI DSRIP team is working to complete an in depth Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), one of the many requirements due to the NYS Department of Health.  An initial summary of some of the key data is included in this 45-page document titled DSRIP Data Presentation 11.25.14.  The needs assessment will be a comprehensive review of the healthcare delivery system within the service region including the AHI PPS DSRIP projects, network development, proposed governance, financial planning, and resources needed. The focus is on access, quality of care, and service utilization patterns.  The assessment provides guidance and goals for measuring the performance of the Performing Provider System (PPS) including reduction of preventable hospital admissions, emergency department visits, and 30-day hospital readmissions.  The executive summary of the final CHNA will be posted in this NEWS section of our site in December.

Please check the NEWS blog weekly for more DSRIP postings.

November 2014 Edition of AHInsider Newsletter Published

Read the latest edition of AHInsider — November 2014.  With a focus on education, this issue spotlights AHI Summit highlights, EMS personnel resources, DSRIP facts, and our Enrollment Assistance Services and Education (EASE) department’s education efforts and December open enrollment dates.

Updates – AHI DSRIP PPS Leadership

Interim Steering Committee and Regional Healthcare Innovation Leadership Teams (RHITs) structure and membership

Healthcare leaders from across the nine county region began rolling up their sleeves the first week of November to tackle projects that aim to reduce preventable hospital admissions by 25% over a five year period. The AHI Interim Steering Committee Members are working with the  leadership of the DSRIP (Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment) Regional Healthcare Innovation Leadership Teams [RHIT]. New to the Malone/Lake Placid/Saranac Lake team is co-leader Patti Hammond, COO, from Adirondack Health.  The five regional teams are focused on planning the behavioral health and chronic condition projects. AHI staff and consultants will do the initial planning on projects addressing an integrated delivery system, the medical village, population health and patient centered medical home, then work closely with the Teams to finalize those plans. The RHITs include representation from across the care continuum, and work collaboratively to address the needs in a subset of the nine county geography that constitutes a NOCN (Naturally Occurring Care Network).

As the planning grant due date of December 22 is rapidly approaching, please check this site for updates,  which will be posted at least weekly.