December 2016
Welcome to NQP Pulse, the newsletter of the Nassau Queens Performing Provider System (NQP). This newsletter is meant to keep you up-to-date on relevant activities and resources surrounding DSRIP and NQP.
News and Updates
NQP Welcomes Robert Hettenbach as Executive Director
Robert (Bob) Hettenbach has been named Executive Director of NQP and is responsible for the management of the overall activities and decision-making of the organization. Mr. Hettenbach will play a key role in driving success in achieving DSRIP milestones related to project performance, promoting patient and provider engagement, overseeing the development of workforce strategy and cultural competency, and building partner and stakeholder relationships.  Read more.
Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver (Medicaid Redesign Team Demonstration) Extended

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have approved New York’s request to extend its Medicaid Section 1115 waiver, the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Demonstration, through March 31, 2021. The continuation of the waiver ensures the possibility of extending the DSRIP program beyond 2020.

A letter from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contains details surrounding the extension.

Southeast Nassau Guidance Center
Southeast Nassau Guidance Center (SNG) is a non-profit community group located in Nassau County offering behavioral health services that includes mental health, drug abuse and alcoholism treatment. Through their four programs (Seaford Mental Health clinic, Seaford Chemical Dependency Program, Wantagh Chemical Dependency Program and Levittown Chemical Dependency Program) the Center typically serves approximately 1,500 individuals annually, and sees 40,000 patient visits a year.  Read more.
Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
Founded in 1973, the Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) is a non-profit organization that assists Korean and Asian immigrants in becoming independent and thriving members of the community by overcoming linguistic, economic, and health barriers. KCS’s programs focus on aging, education, immigration, workforce development, mental health, and public health and research. Read more.
NQP has career opportunities available and invites qualified individuals to apply. Click here to see a listing of available positions and job descriptions.