Bronx-Lebanon was selected by the New York State Department of Health as a Performing Provider System (PPS) lead in its Delivery System Reform Incentive (DSRIP) program. DSRIP’s primary purpose is to promote community level collaborations, with the goal of achieving avoidable hospital use by 25 percent over five years. Its focus is on collaborative efforts to implement innovative projects aimed at needed system-wide changes, as well as clinical and population health improvement.
The Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Performing Provider System (BLHCPPS), also known as Bronx Health Access, received a $154 million award over a five-year period to implement a high performing health care delivery system for Medicaid beneficiaries and low-income uninsured individuals. Bronx Health Access is comprised of a wide range of health, social service, and community based organizations, as well as physicians, Federally Qualified Health Centers, hospitals, nursing homes, and behavioral health providers. The Mount Sinai Health System, one of the major participating providers, is taking an important role on its committees and in support of projects which will help transform health care in the Bronx.
Bronx Health Access has initiated a website: blhcpps.org to provide the public with information regarding its DSRIP projects and related efforts.