Bassett Medicaid Health Home Receives State Designation
Bassett Healthcare Network achieved Level 4 Medicaid Health Home status which according to officials, is critical to the health and well-being of some of the most vulnerable members of community. The New York State Department of Health first awarded Bassett Health Medicaid Home status in 2014. Bassett’s Medicaid Health Home has agreements with six agencies (see below) to help more than 1,200 enrolled individuals in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie and Herkimer counties.
· Bassett Community Health Navigation
· Schoharie County Mental Health
· Catholic Charities of Chenango County
· Catholic Charities Care Coordination
· Southern Tier Care Coordination
· Rehabilitation Support Service
The overall goal is to improve the health of enrolled individuals, reduce unnecessary emergency department visits and inpatient hospitalizations, and help individuals achieve independence by learning to navigate community services on their own.
There are 33 designated Health Homes in New York state; sixteen serve children and 17, including Bassett’s, serve adults.