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Behavioral health clinic demonstration is reaching more people and garnering more support

| Jan 26, 2022 | Michigan

The two-year Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) demonstration program—starting on Oct. 1—has been operational for around four months and is finding continued success and promise.  Jon Villasurda, state assistant administrator in the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), says...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Behavioral health, InnovAge audit, Primary care recommendations

| Jan 13, 2022 | Colorado

Ahead of the new Behavioral Health Administration's go-live date in June 2022, Gov. Polis recently announced the appointment of Colorado's first-ever behavioral health commissioner, Dr. Morgan Medlock, who will oversee the agency. Expect behavioral health to be a central focus in the 2022 legislative session, which begins today. Rep. Mary Bradfield recently spoke with State of...[ Read More ]

Primary care collaborative releases recommendations report on moving towards value-based care and equitable outcomes

| Dec 30, 2021 | Colorado

The Colorado Primary Care Payment Collaborative (the Collaborative) released its third annual recommendations report recently, offering guidance on how to strengthen their primary care system and increase investments in delivery. The report builds on recommendations made in previous years and specifically focuses on investments in primary care, centering care delivery...[ Read More ]

Intermountain uses new report to inform future partnerships and programs

| Jul 8, 2021 | Utah

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published last week says equitable access to high quality primary care services will require significant change to payment models and integrated team-based care.  Intermountain Healthcare’s Dr. Brenda Reiss-Brennan, director of mental health integration and principal investigator of integrated...[ Read More ]

MSU health care announces affiliation with Everside Health to transform employer-based primary care services in Michigan

| Jul 2, 2021 | Michigan

Employers throughout the state now have an opportunity to significantly lower health care costs and improve employee health outcomes by leveraging best-in-class primary care and research in an accessible model. Everside Health (formerly Paladina Health, Activate Healthcare and Healthstat), one of the largest providers of direct primary care in the...[ Read More ]

Washington health care purchasers unify in support of primary care transformation

| Jan 28, 2021 | Washington

The Washington Health Alliance (WHA) and the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) sent a letter Tuesday joining purchasers in support of the state’s efforts to transform primary care delivery. The letter, sent to the Washington Health Care Authority (HCA), asks providers and health plans to work together with purchasers...[ Read More ]