The overarching premise for this plan is a belief that Advanced Primary Care (APC), defined as an augmented patient-centered medical home (PCMH) that provides patients with timely, well-organized and integrated care and enhanced access to teams of providers, is the foundation for a high-performing health system.
— New York State Health Innovation Plan, December 2013
There’s nothing equivocal about the direction of New York State’s healthcare planning. Its performance goals and the time frames for achieving them are blunt and specific: This is what we’re going to do year by year for the next five years and these are what the measurable results will be.
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