What You Should Know:
– Medical Home Network (MHN), a leader in transforming care in the safety net, announced today its partnership with 64 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) across seven states. These FQHCs will participate in two key CMS value-based care programs: ACO REACH and MSSP (Medicare Shared Savings Program).
– This expansion comes on the heels of an impressive achievement by existing MHN partners: $10.1M in gross savings and a perfect quality score in the 2022 performance year for the NeueHealth Premier ACO.
Expanding Access to Value-Based Care
2024 marks MHN’s first year in the MSSP and its second year in ACO REACH. The participating ACOs will collectively cover nearly 50,000 Medicare lives, significantly expanding access to value-based care for underserved communities.
Empowering FQHCs with Technology and Support
MHN equips FQHCs with the tools and resources needed to succeed in value-based care models. They provide:
- AI-driven analytics: Real-time insights into patient health, enabling proactive care and improved outcomes.
- Care coordination support: Building strong systems for holistic patient management across various providers.
- Technical assistance and guidance: Navigating the complexities of value-based programs.
Advancing CMS’ Vision
This expansion aligns with CMS’ goal of having 100% of Medicare beneficiaries in accountable care relationships by 2030. As FQHCs serve a growing number of Medicare patients and play a vital role in the safety net, their participation in value-based programs is crucial to achieving this vision. This newly formed MSSP ACO includes 17 FQHCs across five states, with Cheryl Lulias serving as CEO. This collaboration signifies MHN’s commitment to expanding its reach and impact.
“Since our founding in 2009, MHN has believed that supporting community health centers is the key to building healthier communities. Enabling their participation in these value-based care models is a natural extension of our mission, and we’re thrilled so many forward-thinking organizations have trusted us and our proven care model to help them on this journey,” said Cheryl Lulias, president and CEO, MHN and CEO, Medical Home Network REACH ACO.