[PC-BH-Integration] Accountable Care Organization information
mikel at thenationalcouncil.org
Sun Feb 5 17:21:04 EST 2012
Below is information you may find useful regarding Accountable Care Organizations and the language in the final rule that identifies that FQHCs and Rural clinics can be ACOs.Here is the info on FQHCs
You can find it here on the CMS web site http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2011/10/accountable-care10202011a.html
About half way down the page
All Medicare providers can participate in an Accountable Care Organization to coordinate care, but only certain types of providers are able to sponsor one. Those providers include physicians in group practice arrangements, networks of individual practitioners, and hospitals that are partnering with or employ eligible physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and specialists. To help providers serving rural and other underserved areas, the final rule allows Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers to work together to coordinate care for patients. In addition, in the final rule, certain critical access hospitals are also eligible.
You can also get to the final rule to find it in there at http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/10/20111020a.html (I have not taken the time to find the page number in the rule once I saw this notice above)
The list of ACOs (Pioneer) can be found at
Michael R. Lardiere, LCSW
Vice President Health Information Technology and Strategic Development
The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
1701 K St, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
202-684-7457 xt 273
MikeL at thenationalcouncil.org<mailto:MikeL at thenationalcouncil.org>
From: pc-bh-integration-bounces at lists101.his.com [mailto:pc-bh-integration-bounces at lists101.his.com] On Behalf Of Cheryl Holt
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2012 3:00 PM
To: PC-BH Integration (pc-bh-integration at nccbh.net)
Subject: [PC-BH-Integration] Disaster Behavioral Health Planning
This message is posted on behalf of Linda Ligenza:
I am a consultant in the area of trauma-informed care and disaster behavioral health. As I prepare to present at an upcoming conference on disaster BH planning for people who experience behavioral health challenges, the following questions arise about how prepared organizations and consumers are for a disaster or emergency event. Would you be so kind as to respond to the following three questions?
1) Does your organization have an All Hazards Disaster Behavioral Health Plan to address the needs of consumers within the org and survivors in the affected community?
2) Has your organization involved consumers in the planning process?
3) Have you assisted consumers in developing their own disaster preparedness plans?
I am very grateful to you for your time and interest.
Linda Ligenza, LCSW
Therapy, Consulting & Coaching
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