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Changes in the health care environment both locally and state-wide prompted our organization's member facilities to strategically partner to share best practices and create efficiencies that are beneficial to providers, residents, patients and third party payors.

IPA member facilities have provided services to our Western NY community for more than a century. Our organizations provide a broad continuum of health care services including: home health care, respite care, retirement living, medical adult day care, assisted living, subacute and outpatient rehabilitation, 24-hour skilled nursing care, memory care, hospice/palliative care services and health care management.

We have worked together to create efficiencies within the health care delivery system through increased education, enhanced clinical sophistication and proactive identification of underlying medical conditions before an individual's level of health changes. We are actively involved the DISRIP (delivery system reform incentive payment) programs to improve health care throughout the Western NY region.

Collectively, our member organizations are among the best in New York State, with many boasting five and four-star rankings from the federal government and accolades from New York State's benchmarking quality pool results. As part of the tracking system, nursing homes regularly collect assessment information, or quality measures, on their residents' health, physical functioning, mental status and general well-being. At WNY IPA, we're proud that the following quality measures in the third quarter of 2015 exceeded the state averages in incidences of:

  • Antipsychotic medication

  • Catheters inserted and left in the bladder

  • Depressive symptoms

  • Increased assistance with activities of daily living

  • Pain

  • Physical restraints

  • Pressure ulcers

  • Urinary tract infections
WNY IPA Stats-at-a-Glance

670,000 Medicaid/Medicare/HMO days annually

IPA bed market share:
54% of beds in Niagara County (778/1,436)
27% of beds in Erie County (1,558/5,816)
14% of beds in Chautauqua County (148/1,046)

11 Founding members

4 subcommittees including: Quality, Membership, Contracting, Finance

15 member facilities with more than 2,600 beds

To address the ever-changing landscape of health care, we have formed individual committees to research and anticipate specific areas including: best practices, standardization of data reporting, quality measures and payment efficiencies. Our groups include more than 70 active participants working and meeting on a regular basis.

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