IPRO Focusing on Albany Area Long-Term Care

IPRO will work with a broad range of stakeholders in the greater Albany area to investigate variations in cost, quality and utilization of long term care, with the goal of developing best practice interventions to improve service delivery. Under this one-year Special Innovation Project funded by CMS, IPRO will collaborate with advocates, providers, civic leaders, Medicare beneficiaries and other stakeholders to perform a community-based root cause analysis and develop a work plan to improve patient outcomes.

The greater Albany area covers a large multi-county region that includes urban, suburban, and rural service delivery. The project will be focused on home-based as well as institutional long term care. Special Innovation Projects are designed as community-wide projects seeking improvement in local and regional service delivery. For more information, contact Sara Butterfield, Senior Director, Health Care Quality Improvement at IPRO’s Albany office (518-320-3504 or sbutterfield@nyqio.sdps.org).