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HANYS/GNYHA Awarded Federal Contract to Lead CMS Quality Efforts

Hospitals Strongly Encouraged to Join the “NYS Partnership for Patients”

HANYS and GNYHA are pleased to announce that the New York State Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP) has been selected to serve as a Hospital Engagement Network by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under the CMS Partnership for Patients (PFP) initiative. HANYS and GNYHA have partnered with key health care stakeholders across the state to establish NYSPFP—an initiative to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and preventable readmissions.

PFP is a CMS initiative committing up to $1 billion in funding, appropriated under the Affordable Care Act, to reduce inpatient harm in hospitals by 40%, and preventable readmissions by 20% over a three-year period.

As a CMS-designated Hospital Engagement Network, NYSPFP is awarded a two-year federal contract, with an option to extend for a third year, to work with hospitals to implement improvement strategies and provide resources, educational programs, and direct support to hospitals that actively participate. HANYS and GNYHA will support member hospital efforts by leveraging their collective experience in quality improvement. This statewide approach is an excellent opportunity to build upon hospitals’ many innovative and successful quality improvement and patient safety initiatives and help providers advance their safety culture and sustain successes in key clinical areas.

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NYSPFP Informational Webinar

On December 20, 2011, HANYS and GNYHA held an informational webinar for hospitals to learn more about NYSPFP. Please click on the following links to view the presentation and listen to the audio playback from the Webinar.