King County ACH update

  • 15 Feb 2017 3:41 PM
    Message # 4611367
    Anonymous

    The King County Accountable Community of Health (ACH) is excited to move to the next stage of planning now that Washington state's Medicaid Transformation Demonstration agreement is in place. In order to get a broad range of participation from our partners and community, we now have an online form to sign up for meeting notifications for each project area. 

    Sign up here and help  get the word out by forwarding this email to your networks!

     More about the meetings

    Workgroups are forming to explore potential projects that our region may be interested in proposing under the five-year Medicaid Transformation demonstration. The purpose of these sessions are to bring together partners to share information, discuss project parameters and explore local project opportunities and challenges.  The first meetings are coming up this month.
    • Physical-Behavioral Health Integration, Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from  2:00 - 4:00 pm. University of Washington Waterfront Activities Center. Register for the event here
    Don't miss future meetings focused on project areas such as Transitional Care, Diversion Interventions, Chronic Disease Prevention and more. Sign up for meeting notifications

    About Medicaid Transformation demonstration

    Washington state reached an agreement with the federal government to implement a five-year Medicaid Transformation Demonstration Project. A key component of this effort is transforming the Medicaid delivery system within each region to care for the whole person and use resources wisely. As part of this transformation effort, each ACH is required to select and monitor a portfolio of projects in their region. The parameters for these projects are outlined in guidance from the Health Care Authority entitled, the Medicaid Transformation Project Toolkit. This guidance outlines two project areas that are required for each region and a menu of six optional project areas
     
    More information about the project selection process will be available soon from the Health Care Authority. It is anticipated that each ACH will submit an overall project plan (portfolio of projects) by September of 2017 for review, approval and implementation in the 2018-2021 time frame.
     
    We look forward to sharing ideas with you in the upcoming months!
     
    Sincerely,
    King County Accountable Community of Health Backbone Staff
    In other news
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