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About Care Compass Network

Care Compass Network is a new, not for profit community organization created to champion new models of providing Medicaid beneficiaries with higher quality care, while reducing expenses through care coordination and community-focused care and education.

More than 180 partner organizations – including the UHS, Lourdes, Guthrie Corning Hospital, Cayuga Medical Center, Cortland Regional Medical Center, and Schuyler Hospital are working together as Care Compass Network. UHS is the lead applicant for this Performing Provider System (PPS) and is collaborating fully with over 180 partner organizations across a nine-county region. These partner organizations include nursing homes, behavioral health and substance abuse programs, social service agencies and similar entities.

This collaborative received planning dollars from the New York State Department of Health and has developed a comprehensive plan for expanding and improving healthcare delivery in the region. This program was started using money from the federal government to help healthcare organizations make the transition from traditional fee-for-service payment for their services to a new, pay-for-performance approach.

Our Vision

The Vision of Care Compass Network is to improve the health and life of Medicaid beneficiaries by engaging them in coordinated delivery of care that utilizes the most appropriate, cost effective setting given medical, behavioral, and social needs.


Develop and implement a model of care that right sizes, realigns, and integrates the continuum of community based and institutional services to achieve DSRIP goals to improve access to care while simultaneously reducing patient Emergency Department visits, re-admissions, and preventable admissions, thereby reducing costs. Retrain and redeploy the healthcare workforce to align with and support the transformed service delivery model. Implement community based care coordination to deploy early intervention and prevention to people with rising risk for chronic illness and facilitate access and movement through care settings in the service continuum. Build organizational infrastructure for population health management, financial operations, contracting and electronic information management needed to support Care Compass Network in the achievement DSRIP quality and utilization goals.