The Nassau Queens Performing Provider System (NQP) is one of 25 New York State Performing Provider Systems (PPS) and is responsible for overseeing the successful implementation of 11 Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program projects.NQP is led by NuHealth/Nassau University Medical Center, in alliance with Northwell Health’s Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Catholic Health Services of Long Island, and consists of more than 8,400 partner organizations that have come together to better serve the health needs of the community through the DSRIP program. Our goal is to redesign the way health care is delivered to people with Medicaid in our community by closing critical gaps in the continuum of care and reducing avoidable hospital use by 25% by 2020.Through our 11 DSRIP projects, we intend to increase access to primary care and community based resources, integrate behavioral and medical services, and create better care coordination through shared technology.


In 2014, New York State and the federal government agreed on a waiver that would allow New York to reinvest $8 billion in federal savings generated by Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) reforms.The waiver funding would provide support for major improvements in health care to be delivered by Performing Provider Systems (PPS). Throughout the state, 25 PPSs are responsible for the DSRIP projects and for improving the health outcomes of approximately 6 million Medicaid recipients in New York.DSRIP aims to promote better care coordination and reduce avoidable hospital visits by Medicaid beneficiaries by 25 percent over five years. The program also aims to address gaps in health services, care delivery, and social needs.

Northwell Health’s Long Island Jewish Medical CenterLong Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) is a 524-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital that encompasses Long Island Jewish Hospital, Cohen Children’s Medical Center and Zucker Hillside Hospital. LIJMC is part of Northwell Health, whose mission is to improve the health of our communities. Northwell Health focuses on prevention, wellness, and providing the full continuum of diagnosis, treatment and after-care services to all those we serve.

NuHealthNuHealth is focused on the coordinated delivery of exceptional medical care at every stage of life. The heart of this health care system is Nassau University Medical Center, a 530-bed teaching hospital that has cared for millions of county residents since 1935. The Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center (LIFQHC) is co-operated with NuHealth, and brings culturally competent primary and preventive care to Nassau’s medically underserved communities. Another vital NuHealth affiliate is the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility, nationally recognized for its continuum of services with specialty units in sub-acute and long-term rehabilitation, and HIV/AIDS, dementia and hospice care.

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