Using technology and pilots to collaborate and improve care for our patients.

FLIPA Patient Consent Process

Patients signing the consent form will allow FLIPA and its participating provider organizations to improve the integration of physical, behavioral health and social care, and will help healthcare providers improve coordination and quality of care. It is a significant step in FLIPA being a clinically integrated network.

The patient consent form that FLIPA members are using was developed by an attorney that is an expert in 42 CFR Part 2. Obtaining patient consent will enable FLIPA members to see data for shared patients.

Garage (Bridge platform): A Population Health Management System

When it comes to healthcare, protecting personal health information is critical. And, while traditional EMR systems are secure and protect privacy, they tend to exist in isolation. In order to offer the most comprehensive care, every provider needs to know more about patients, such as their prescriptions and their mental health status.

Pilot Program: Behavioral Health/Primary Care Integration

To improve outcomes for patients who face mental illness and/or substance use disorders, FLIPA launched a pilot program in 2020 to identify a cohort of patients shared by behavioral health, substance use agencies, health centers, and insurers.

Programs and relationships

NYS Office of Rural Health—Addressing concerns in rural areas is core to FLIPA’s mission. This partnership is focused on rural areas’ network capabilities. The Office of Rural Health is supporting our work through a state grant.

Fidelis Value-Based Care—FLIPA members are working together and with our communities to improve population health and manage costs for the Medicaid, HARP and Medicare populations.  

Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS)—FLIPA and FLPPS are collaborating on a Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program to reduce avoidable hospital use by 25 percent over five years. The partnership is funded through a System Transformation and Community Investment (STACI) grant.

What will help Behavioral Health most is to work with us and for us to work with them to identify those complicated patients and involve us in stabilizing those high-risk patients and delivering them back to them. And having us as part of that system, both in terms of collaboration, communication, and compensation—all the things that need to happen for us to be working as partners, heading to the same goal.