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Welcome to the Team: Jeremy Powers, Director Clinical Quality Improvement

We are excited to announce that Jeremy Powers, Director Clinical Quality Improvement joined the ACO team on 11/7/2022.  Jeremy has been a Respiratory Therapist since 2011, spending 12 years at Glens Falls Hospital as a front line therapist, which led to a leadership role for the respiratory therapist department.  He has spent the last 3 years at Rutland Regional Medical Center as the Director of Cardiopulmonary Administration and throughout the pandemic he was heavily involved with a myriad of quality improvement initiatives.

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ACO Employee Updates – Brenda Stiles

Brenda Stiles has resigned her position as Director of Clinical Quality Improvement and Practice Transformation – her last day is August 5, 2022.   Brenda joined the Medical Home Team in 2011 as a RN Care Manager and in 2014 she became the Director of Care Management and Quality for the Adirondacks ACO.

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Adirondacks ACO Employee Spotlight – Meg Henning

Meg Henning joined the Adirondacks ACO Team in 2019, previously working for OneCare Vermont.  She is a valuable member of our support team and is eager to focus her efforts, to ensure that the many ACO project tasks are completed in a timely manner…

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Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOS Saved $4.1 Billion in 2020

ACOs also hit an average quality score of 97.8%, and 60 ACOs earned a perfect score of 100.

Medicare’s largest alternative payment model produced its highest annual savings to date in 2020, as shown by performance data released this week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services….

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COVID Vaccine Dashboard

The COVID-19 Vaccine dashboard and COVID- 19 map have been created for the network and community to understand the overall vaccination distribution and see how we can improve the rollout within Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, St. Lawrence, and Lewis...

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Providers

New York State requires active involvement of its health care providers to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine to its 20 million residents. Health care providers must stay up-to-date on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution and implementation.


Citizen Advocates In-School Prevention Team Conducts Essential Screening

MALONE, N.Y. – After two years of online instruction, a vital mental health screening program returned to Franklin County classrooms this school year. Administered by Citizen Advocates’ in-school Prevention Specialists—alongside school counselors, teachers and staff—the Signs of Suicide (SOS) Program works to destigmatize depression and suicidal thoughts and normalize the discussion of mental health among young people and their parents.

ACO Spotlight – Champlain Valley Family Center- Recovery Campus

Champlain Valley Family Center- Recovery Campus

Champlain Valley Family Center- Recovery Campus (CVFC-RC) is a 16-bed, co-ed, drug and alcohol Residential Rehabilitation program for adults 18 and older. CVFC-RC opened its doors in 2018 in Schuyler Falls, NY. Each year, we serve approximately 175 individuals with substance use disorder, many of which are North Country residents. The approximate length of stay at CVFC-RC is 60-90 days…

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