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November 9, 2015                                                          Vol. 1, No. 5

PHYSICIAN ENGAGEMENT MEETING
November 19 at 7 pm
Astoria Manor
25-22 Astoria Boulevard

We are pleased to invite our physician partners for an important update meeting to discuss:
  • What it means to be an ACP partner
  • The physician incentive payment: Pay for performance
  • Patient engagement: Simple steps to higher payment
Please RSVP by email to Betania Mejia or Lidia Virgil or 
call us at 844-ACP-PPS2 (844-227-7772). 
MEHRAN REZA MOAREFI, M.D. NAMED ACP CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

ACP named Dr. Mehran Reza Moarefi as its Chief Medical Officer, overseeing ACP’s clinical projects, which are focused on reducing avoidable hospitalizations through proactive, coordinated care and evidence-based interventions with Medicaid members who are at risk for or experiencing chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and asthma.

Dr. Moarefi is a primary care physician who is Board certified in Internal Medicine. He has conducted a private practice in the Bronx for the past ten years while also serving as a member of the Mount Sinai network in Queens since 2010. He practiced at Brooklyn Medical Center from 2004 to 2007. Dr. Moarefi earned his medical degree at the Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago (UTESA) and completed his residency in internal medicine at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn.

“Advocate Community Providers is proud to welcome Dr. Moarefi as our Chief Medical Officer,” said Dr. Ramon Tallaj, Chairman of ACP. “Dr. Moarefi brings extensive clinical experience in integrated medical care and behavioral health as well as a deep commitment to improving the quality of care in our underserved predominantly immigrant communities.”

“Dr. Moarefi has practiced in underserved communities in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens, where he has earned the trust and respect of his patients,” added ACP CEO Mario Paredes. “His experience will be invaluable in directing and advancing ACP’s clinical initiatives.”

"I believe that Medicaid patients deserve the same quality of care that I would want for my family," said Dr. Moarefi. “At Advocate Community Providers, we are building a network that cost-effectively ensures better care for at-risk individuals. Every unnecessary hospitalization that we prevent improves the quality of life for these individuals, their families and their communities."

Read our announcement.
R.A.I.N. (Regional Aid For Interim Needs) hosted ACP's Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting on October 22 at its Morris Park Avenue offices in the Bronx. Lidia Virgil, ACP's Clinical Operations Projects General Manager, led the discussion with representatives from ACP's network partners who are advising on our clinical projects.
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The ACP team gathered recently at Inwood Library for two worthwhile purposes. To commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, Samantha Paz, Director of Health Advocacy at the Hispanic Federation, spoke about her organization's work in the community. ACP Chief Compliance Officer Tom Hoering led a training session to raise awareness of Federal and State regulations pertaining to our work.
DSRIP IN THE NEWS

INTRODUCTION TO VALUE BASED PAYMENTS
The NY State Department of Health has released a new video, Introduction to Value Based Payments (VBP). The two-minute video gives an overview of what value based payments are, their important role in the NY State Medicaid program, and how they will help to improve patient outcomes.

THE STATE OF MEDICAID IN NEW YORK:
PROGRESS AND THE ROAD TO VALUE-BASED PAYMENTS

One of six states in the United States to implement a DSRIP initiative, New York has a program designed to move its delivery system from a place that’s fragmented and overly focused on inpatient care in hospitals toward an integrated system that proactively focuses on patients and the community. Organizations and agencies are working together to address the same goals and to care for the same patients. Read the article.
 
Questions? Give us a call:
844-ACP-PPS2 (844-227-7772)
ACP’s TEN FOCUS AREAS
ACP is focused on 10 areas of preventive care. These areas emphasize primary care; address gaps that were identified during our Community Needs Assessment; and are aligned with current insurance plan initiatives such as A1C, preventive, Behavioral Health & Mental Health.
  1. Integrated Delivery System
  2. Health Home At-Risk Intervention
  3. ED care triage for at-risk populations
  4. Care Transition
  5. Integration of Primary Care & Behavioral Health
  6. Cardiovascular Disease Management
  7. Diabetes Disease Management
  8. Asthma Disease Management
  9. Tobacco Use Cessation
  10. Access to High Quality Chronic Disease Preventive Care and Management in both Clinical and Community Settings
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