Hudson River Health Care is one of the largest health care providers outside New York City. It has 29 health centers across 10 counties, and sees 135,000 patients in a given year. Given the number of patients it sees, one would expect HRHCare to play an integral role in the state’s plans to reform the Medicaid program.
In fact, its role will vary, and will depend on its partners.
HRHCare is a member of three Performing Provider Systems, the groups charged with implementing the programs that will, if successful, reduce avoidable hospitalizations by 25 percent in the state over the next five years. The role HRHCare is allowed to play within each of those three systems will differ based on the preference of the lead entity for each PPS. The lead entities will decide how to spend the more than $7 billion that New York and the federal government have devoted to these projects.