Over the past 12 months I have discussed a multifaceted approach with the support of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association to establish an Article 47 Municipal Cooperative Health Plan to consolidate municipal corporations on the eastern end of Long Island for the purpose of establishing local control and delivering long-term sustainability.
I have maintained that consolidation in and of its self will not deliver long-term sustainability and that we need to address the model on which care is deliver in order to achieve long-term sustainability.
The delivery models that are being discussed to support this sustainability objective will be the Patient Centered Medical Home and a local Clinical Integration effort lead by the East Ends three hospitals; Southampton, Peconic Bay and Eastern Long Island. In addition to these delivery components this initiative will require participating municipal corporations to institute an incentive based Health and Wellness program.
I have attached below a terrific article about how doctors are transforming practices into Patient Centered Medical Homes. I will continue to write about this initiative and keep you abreast of our progress.