Updates

Safari Visit to Compass Health Network

Earlier this year, the Delta Center conducted a Safari Visit to Compass Health Network, just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. The intent of the Safari Visit was to use the strength of peer-to-peer sharing as a technical assistance tool by allowing attendees to see and hear about a concrete demonstration of how primary care and behavioral health collaboration and sustainable payment is being done.

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Case Study: Affiliation With A Hospital Partner: Northpoint Health and Wellness Center and Hennepin Health

The Delta Center team is excited to release a case study examining 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, a model which integrates health and social services to address social determinants of health in a Medicaid population.

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Case Study: Mosaic Medical’s Participation in the Central Oregon CCO and Three-Layer Payment Reform

The Delta Center team is excited to release a case study examining the participation of Mosaic Medical Health Center in the Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) and in one of the most advanced health center alternative payment models in the country. Mosaic’s story offers lessons for health centers interested in strong representation of primary care in community coalitions to pursue accountable care, particularly in rural areas, and movement towards multi-layered payment models.

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Convening #3: The Hard Work of Soft Skills

Community health centers and community behavioral health organizations exist in a complex ecosystem. Partnerships can help these providers to thrive while providing quality care, but building partnerships can also be an adaptive challenge requiring changes in values and attitudes. “Soft” skills become essential, whether in truly understanding partners’ priorities, creating “productive disequilibrium” to bring about change, or reframing requests to get a different result.

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Case Study: The Chicago Medical Home Network

The Delta Center team recently released a case study on the Chicago Medical Home Network (MHN), a collaborative health center and hospital partnership for pursuing accountable care in Chicago. This case study offers lessons for health centers interested in developing accountable care partnerships with hospitals.

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Case Study: The Federally Qualified Health Center Urban Health Network

The Delta Center team recently developed a case study on Federally Qualified Health Center Urban Health Network (FUHN), a health center coalition-led ACO in the Twin Cities area. The case study offers lessons for health centers interested in forming or participating in health center-led ACOs or IPAs, and individual health centers pursuing shared savings arrangements on their own.

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The Road Ahead: A Model for Advancing High Performance 2.0

With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net presents a Model for Advancing High Performance (MAHP) 2.0—a unified set of evidence-based actions and infrastructure necessary for CHCs and CBHOs to both provide high-quality, comprehensive care and succeed in value-based payment arrangements.

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Convening #2: State Payment Reform in Practice

Community health centers and community behavioral health centers are facing a time of unprecedented complexity and uncertainty. There is generally a feeling of building the payment reform plane while flying it — where is this payment reform plane going? In the face of these challenges, organizations like primary care associations (PCAs) and behavioral health state associations (BHSAs) are critical.

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