Our formal pursuit of the Triple Aim began in 2008, when Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP) selected CapitalCare Family Practice Clifton Park to participate in its Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) pilot program. This program involved transformation of healthcare delivery as well as payment for healthcare services. Over the ensuing years, as the program expanded, our participation in EPC has led to the development of the highly-functioning, multi-disciplinary care teams needed to provide high-quality, patient-centered care.

In 2012, ten of our primary care offices were selected to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPCi). This four-year program is sponsored by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), an office within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CPCi focuses on care transformation through patient engagement and care coordination. We have achieved success in these programs through substantial investments in health information technology and development of a robust infrastructure at our clinical sites and our central business office to support the effective and efficient delivery of high-quality care, team-based care.