Fascinating presentation at Health Care Cabinet

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Today’s Cabinet meeting featured a presentation by Capitol District Physicians Health Plan, an Albany-based, nonprofit, physician-led health plan, that is succeeding in the triple goals of reducing costs, improving quality of care and addressing population health. Their CEO, a cardiologist, and VP of Underwriting described the innovations that led to their success including patient-centered medical homes, partial capitation for primary care providers (including risk adjustment and increased fees in the calculations), wellness programs, investments in technology, and worksite population health programs. They have integrated care management, data analysis and population health into the practices they support with additional staff at the practice site. The keys to their success seem to be significant sophistication in health policy/data, physician leadership and the connection with employers. CT could learn a lot from them. Hopefully future Cabinet meetings will include more presentations like this one.