September 14, 2012
Several states are developing accountable care organizations (ACOs) for their Medicaid populations. Under this model, financial incentives are changed to encourage better-coordinated care delivery across providers, and accountability for patients shifts from health plans down to the practice level, where providers are better positioned to assess and help address patient needs.
HMA has been involved in several projects across the country that are helping FQHCs, healthcare systems and health plans partner to provide more accountable care. The Michael Reese Health Trust and the Chicago Community Trust are providing funding for HMA to bring in experts from around the country to present a one-day seminar for Illinois FQHCs on September 14, 2012. Each FQHC is encouraged to send its CEO, CMO and a representative from its main hospital partner.