To provide the best possible care to patients and thrive in new payment environments, community health centers (CHCs) and community behavioral health organizations (CBHOs)— two pillars of the safety net—are redesigning their workflows, infrastructure, and partnerships.
This brief summarizes key challenges faced by the rural ambulatory safety net in delivering primary care and behavioral health services since COVID-19 and the policy changes that have been implemented in response to those challenges. It also offers state-level policy recommendations to improve rural-specific primary care and behavioral health care through sustaining and supporting the movement towards telehealth, addressing social needs, and advancing value-based payment and care.
As the first and only health center-led Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in California, and one of a growing number of provider-led safety-net ACOs nationwide, Redwood Community Care Organization (RCCO) is an example of an early foray into accountable care in the safety net.
This resource page from the California Improvement Network (CIN), launched in June 2018, consists of a short list of relevant and timely resources to help health care organizations in this complex endeavor, regardless of the organization’s history of effort and investment.
This case study examines the participation of Northpoint Health and Wellness Center in the Hennepin Health ACO. Northpoint is a prominent example of a health center collaborating with key stakeholders to form a social ACO.