State Health Commissioner reveals details of pilot health care program set for Adirondacks

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.

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