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Driving Value with Analytics in CalAIM

May 21, 2024

As CalAIM continues through year three of implementation, Enhanced Care Management (ECM), Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Community Supports (CS) continue to scale. These services are increasing integration with primary care provider organizations, whether an in-house service, contracted or a referral partner, who are ultimately accountable to managed care plans (MCPs) and the State for […]

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FQHC New Access Points: What to Know if Your Organization is Considering Applying

May 21, 2024

Background: Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are designated entities in the national Health Center Program that are instrumental in providing healthcare services to underserved communities and increasing access to high quality, affordable healthcare. The fee for service model does not reimburse most providers at an adequate level to be sustainable with the growing Medicaid […]

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4 Ways Community Health Workers Impact Primary Care Clinic Performance

May 21, 2024

Community Health Workers (CHWs), also referred to as Promotores, are community-based frontline health workers experienced in providing linguistic and culturally sensitive, individualized whole person care in both clinical and non-clinical environments. CHWs can enhance access to and quality of primary care and are often underutilized due to a lack of understanding of their capabilities and […]

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Investing in NPs/PAs to Improve Primary Care Provider Shortages

April 8, 2024

At the end of February, the Millbank Memorial Fund released their 2024 primary care scorecard entitled ‘No One Can See You Now’. A bleak assessment of primary care in the United States, the scorecard identifies five key contributors to the ever-worsening patient access crisis, the top two of which cite the need for workforce expansion1: […]

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The Importance of Integrated Claims and Electronic Medical Record Data for a Successful Value-Based Contract

April 8, 2024

Value-based contracts offer provider organizations an opportunity to govern themselves in order to provide high-quality, cost-efficient care to their attributed members and take responsibility for determining the most efficient and effective use of healthcare resources. Much has been written on what a value-based contract is, what is included in a value-based contract, how to negotiate […]

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What You Need to Know About CMS’ New ACO Primary Care Flex Model

March 28, 2024

Recently we shared key considerations for organizations considering or planning to apply to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), a progressive risk sharing program created as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 that enables physician networks to take risk against a budget and share in potential savings by creating Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). […]

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The MSSP ACO Application is Approaching: Are You Preparing Accordingly?

March 14, 2024

The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) is a progressive risk sharing program created as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 that enables physician networks to take risk against a budget and share in potential savings. Within the program, physicians create Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to cover a Medicare Fee for Service (FFS) population […]

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New York State 1115 Medicaid Waiver Amendment: Social Care Networks

March 1, 2024

One of the main initiatives in New York’s just under $7.5 billion 1115 Medicaid waiver amendment is the formation of 13 regionally based Social Care Networks (SCN) that will be responsible for building, maintaining and strengthening networks of Community-Based Organizations (CBO) to deliver health-related social needs (HRSN) services. The Request for Application (RFA) window to […]

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Key Considerations for AHEAD Version

February 29, 2024

Background: In September 2023, the CMS released the States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) model. At that time, we shared with you five key initial considerations. With the recent release of Version 1.0 of CMS’ Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) global budget methodology our team has put together some updated considerations for health […]

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Strategies to Optimize Medicaid Quality and Revenue

February 28, 2024

Medicaid membership has grown dramatically over the past decade, even with the recent dips due to fall-off from post Public Health Emergency redetermination, however Medicaid reimbursement has not kept up with inflation. Health systems and other providers are in a very tight spot with increasing costs driven by staffing, supply chain, the need to transform […]

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