Value Based Payment and Care for the Healthcare Safety Net
For the next two years, i2i Center will be partnering with NC Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA) on a national grant from the Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net for its State Learning and Action Collaborative. The project’s focus is to expand value-based care practices and payment strategies for public safety net providers—both behavioral health and primary health—through state learning & action collaboratives, engaging with local stakeholders, and advancing policy.
In June, Mary Hooper and Ann Rodriguez attended a two-day kick-off program in Denver, CO along with our NCCHCA partners. The two-day event focused on:
identifying opportunities for primary and behavioral health to work together at the state level;
getting to know peers and identifying opportunities for shared learning across associations;
input into Delta Center activities; and
identify how grantee goals align with Delta Center goals and identify next steps to take prior to next convening.
i2i Center and NCCHCA meet on a regular basis and are discussing how each organization is currently connecting with members and partners to promote value-based purchasing and contracting. The organizations will be finalizing the goals of the grant program and working with a Delta Center coach to ensure the goals are aligned with the national expectations.
In 2019, grant activities will ramp up by bringing additional stakeholders into the information sharing and networking. A data analysis will be conducted to get a better sense of the consumers who are served through FQHC/CHCs and the LME/MCOs as well as the providers who serve them. This analysis will help identify those providers who can benefit from the initiative’s activities.