Advocate Community Providers Launches New Partnership with Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, Emphasizes Data Analytics in DSRIP Year Three

New York State’s only physician-led Performing Provider System (PPS) embraces advanced technology to deliver on DSRIP, Governor Cuomo’s Medicaid transformation initiative

Advocate Community Providers

New York, NY – Advocate Community Providers (ACP) today announced a partnership with Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, a leading Electronic Health Record (EHR) data aggregation and population health management analytics solution provider for health systems. Arcadia Analytics’ industry-leading technology enables health care providers to aggregate clinical data from hundreds of sources and create a comprehensive picture of patients’ health.

Arcadia will help ACP gain a holistic understanding of the health of the 650,000 Medicaid beneficiaries under the care of the network’s 2,000 neighborhood physicians in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. ACP will launch Arcadia Analytics in three key practices throughout New York City: Academy Medical Care, Pediatrics 2000, and AW Medical Office. These practices were selected for their close working relationship with ACP and will serve as model analytic baselines for the rest of ACP’s providers.

In year three (which began April 1) of New York State’s five-year Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, focus has shifted from patient engagement to performance metrics based on actual patient health outcomes. This shift reflects a larger movement away from traditional fee-for-service care.

With the capacity to gather data from multiple sources – more than 500 electronic health records, as well as DSRIP insurance claims – Arcadia Analytics will support this shift by generating a comprehensive picture of a patient’s health and enabling physicians to make better informed diagnoses, coordinate care across specialties, close care gaps, and ensure adherence to medication and care plans.

Arcadia Analytics technology allows for local and system-wide quality improvement, supporting physicians and their care teams in addressing all of a patient’s needs during a given appointment. ACP’s care management team will support patient outreach and engagement, enabling ACP’s health care practitioners to more effectively connect with patients who need services to manage chronic or complex conditions.

Arcadia Analytics also will provide ACP with sophisticated data visualization tools to better understand medical expenses and utilization, including cost trends, cost variability, and in-and-out of network referral patterns. Managing medical expenses is key to successfully stewarding resources in value-based care arrangements.

“We’re excited about working with such a visionary provider-led organization to address the needs of underserved Medicaid populations in the New York State DSRIP program,” said Sean Carroll, Chief Executive Officer, Arcadia.  “We look forward to a long and collaborative partnership with Advocate Community Partners built upon a foundation of high quality data.”

“ACP is excited about the potential of Arcadia’s software and data management capabilities,” said Tonguc Yaman, Chief Information Officer, ACP. “Many challenges arise from the storage of electronic health records in multiple complex databases; accessing a patient’s comprehensive care history in one single place will allow ACP to focus all of our resources on providing the best possible care to our patients,”.

“As we close in on the half-way point of the Governor’s initiative to transform and restructure New York State’s health care delivery system, the launch of our pilot program with Arcadia Analytics brings ACP one step closer to value-based care,” said Mario Paredes, Chief Executive Officer, ACP. “Arcadia’s platform will mean greater efficiency for our providers, and higher quality care for our Medicaid beneficiaries.”

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About Advocate Community Providers

Advocate Community Providers (ACP) is a network of nearly 3,500 providers, including 1,400 Primary Care Physicians and 1,700 specialists, dedicated to health, wellness and social services in lower-income, underserved Hispanic, Asian and African American communities throughout New York City. Representing 650,000 patients across four boroughs of New York City.

ACP’s mission is to convene safety-net providers, partners and other stakeholders to create a culturally competent patient-centered, comprehensive and coordinated service care model to meet the needs of individuals and families participating in Medicaid. ACP is one of 25 Performing Provider Systems (PPS) in New York’s Delivery Reform Incentive Payment program (DSRIP) to transform the State’s Medicaid system. DSRIP’s goals include reducing avoidable hospitalizations and ensuring that Medicaid beneficiaries and their families switch to a community-based care system that emphasizes preventive care over reliance on the emergency room.

For more information on ACP or DSRIP, visit http://www.acppps.org/.

About Arcadia Healthcare Solutions

Arcadia Healthcare Solutions (http://www.arcadiasolutions.com) is an EHR data aggregation and population health analytics technology company supporting ambulatory networks taking on risk and transitioning to value-based care. Arcadia specializes in integration of data from over 30 EHR vendors, enriching it with claims and operational data, and using that data to drive improvements in patient care quality, practice efficiency, and financial performance. Trusted by independent provider groups, health plans, and integrated delivery networks nationwide, with expertise in both fee-for-service optimization and value-based performance environments, Arcadia supports providers with the benchmark data, insights, and outsourced services to excel in the evolving landscape of American healthcare. Founded in 2002, Arcadia is headquartered outside Boston in Burlington, MA, with offices in Seattle, Pittsburgh, and outside Chicago in Rockford, IL.