Adele joined CDPHP in 2004 as an internal communications and event specialist. She then spent eight years coordinating the company’s community relations and corporate events program, in which capacity she worked with a host of non-profit organizations and co-chaired the CDPHP annual Charity of Choice campaign. Currently, she is a communications specialist and coordinator of corporate member engagement and serves on the boards of two local charities. Prior to CDPHP, Adele served as a legislative assistant for a trade association and as an acquisitions and developmental editor, specializing in educational and medical publishing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Rosemont College.
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While helping adolescents avoid unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse is necessarily a community-wide initiative, primary care providers are in a great position to support teens and their families in this effort. Indeed, a healthy transition to adulthood relies on having a non-judgmental adult who can offer accurate information about sensitive topics like sex, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, body image issues, smoking, depression, and substance use/abuse, among others.
CDPHP is supporting a New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) performance improvement project to promote screening, testing, and linkage to services for Managed Medicaid members ages birth to three years. The initiative focuses on achieving improved health outcomes for these children and educating parents/caregivers about the negative consequences of lead exposure, newborn hearing loss, and undiagnosed developmental delays.
CDPHP has partnered with multiple community organizations to identify resources that can help remove barriers to care for those members who are grappling with issues like food insecurity, housing instability, and transportation. If your CDPHP patient needs this type of assistance, you can call our Single Source Referral Line at 1-888-942-3747, providing the patient’s name, date of birth, and social determinant of health issue, and we will connect the member to the appropriate local resource.
Due to the increased prevalence of substance abuse and misuse, CDPHP is taking steps to work with you to initiate and engage members in care. Many people who misuse alcohol and other drugs disclose their substance use concerns to their health care providers. If you determine your patient needs help, please make a referral to a local substance abuse program. (You can use CDPHP® Find-A-Doc to find in-network programs in your area.) In the Capital Region, Conifer Park, SPARC, and Senior Hope are among the treatment facilities most often selected for referral.
When treating patients with persistent asthma, it’s important to monitor whether they are using the appropriate medications and in the correct ratio. NCQA/HEDIS asthma measures provide important benchmarks for ensuring optimal health outcomes in these patients.
Patients, particularly the elderly and those with complex health needs, are at increased risk of complications and poor health outcomes when communication between care settings and providers is not well coordinated and documented. The NCQA/HEDIS Transitions of Care (TRC) measure is intended to improve patient outcomes by reducing or eliminating the incidence of medication errors, unnecessary or duplicate testing, increased emergency room visits, and readmissions to the hospital.