Demystifying DSRIP

New York State’s DSRIP (Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment) Program was implemented in 2015. Its aim is to make health care delivery more efficient and more effective, largely by emphasizing preventative care and avoiding unnecessary hospital use.

To help our participants prepare for this exciting but sometimes unsettling shift in emphasis, the Labor Management Project is gathering useful videos, reports, powerpoint presentations and other resources. Some of the materials on this page were created for our summer 2015 conference, HCR 2.0: Making the SHIFT to a Culture of Health conference. Others have been added since then. Stay tuned to this page as we add more resources to help you navigate this new landscape.

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Demystifying DSRIP: Frequently Asked Questions

What is DSRIP?

DSRIP is part of New York’s Medicaid Redesign Team Waiver Amendment, which allows the state to reinvest $8 billion in reforms that will strengthen coordination across New York’s healthcare delivery system in order to reduce Medicaid expenses and improve New Yorkers’ health outcomes over the next five years. DSRIP’s overarching goal is to reduce avoidable hospital use by 25%. To learn more about how it will work, click on the video above or check out the Resources on the right.

Why is DSRIP necessary?

For far too long, the United States’ healthcare system has been fragmented, reactive, and disease-oriented. As a result, we face a growing epidemic of chronic conditions and diseases that lead to a revolving-door system of care: people go to a doctor or hospital to treat a condition that gets worse again when they go home, leading to another visit to the doctor or hospital, and so on. DSRIP is part of a national reform strategy that is aiming to create a more efficient healthcare system, improve access to quality care, and generate better health outcomes.

More questions and answers about DSRIP


New York State’s DSRIP website

For more information, including free webinars and presentations  and a DSRIP archive, visit the New York State DSRIP Program website.

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