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 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.
For our most recent Delta Center convening, the Center for Care Innovations compiled favorite methods for designing and conducting trainings and events. These methods are fundamental examples of our own human-centered design practice.
This case study examines how the Community Health Network of Washington (CHNW), an alliance of 19 health centers across Washington State, formed and operates the Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), one of the first health-center governed health plans in the country.
Advancing payment and delivery reform in the ambulatory safety net in rural areas presents unique challenges and will require solutions specific to this context, for both primary care and behavioral health.
To assist health center finance and accounting staff in preparing for the transition to value-based payment and care, the Delta Center, with the help of Capital Link, hosted a series of webinar trainings on Understanding Your Costs in an Evolving Payment Environment. This is the fourth and final webinar in the series.