Pilot participants include 35 medical practices with 101 physicians and 76 physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
For adults, disease management will focus on chronic diseases that account for nearly 80% of health care spending - conditions that include diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and congestive heart failure. For children, the focus will be providing preventive services and the long-term management of chronic conditions such as obesity and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
HHHN is slated to receive approximately $1.3 million of the initial $9.5 million that has been pledged to the pilot program.
Adirondack Journal Editor Thom Randall contributed to this report.