Health Choice network selects Wellcentive to advance population health, care management

Wellcentive said that Health Choice Network (HCN) has selected the company´s population health management products and services to drive integrated care management and quality reporting across HCN´s 46 health centers nationwide.

HCN´s network includes federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), physician practices and accountable care organizations (ACOs) serving more than one million children, families and seniors in need of affordable and quality healthcare.

The partnership will also include a collaborative effort for expanding quality measures, value-based insurance design (VBID) and financial analytics to track and demonstrate approaches to treating complex chronic care patients within underserved communities.

Within the building of a national data platform focused on population health management, Wellcentive will submit and track varying data types, including Health Effectiveness Data and Information Set measures for HCN providers, and anticipates building new Uniform Data System measures reporting as part of the federal government´s Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grants to health centers treating underserved communities.

HRSA-funded health centers are evaluated on performance measures around quality, outcomes and disparities, financial viability and costs.

To meet that goal, HCN and Wellcentive are partnering to analyze the costs, care plan adherence and outcomes of VBID programs.

The models waive or lower copays to motivate patients to seek recommended care. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is planning a five-year, seven-state demonstration project to test effectiveness beginning in January of 2017.

Health Choice Network, Inc. is a successful nationwide and collaborative management services organization serving health centers, health center-controlled networks and partners. By providing key business services, strategic initiatives and the latest in health information technology, participants can improve patient outcomes through increased efficiencies and more accessible care.

Since 2005, Wellcentive has driven quality improvement, revenue growth and business transformation for providers, health systems, employers and payers transitioning to value-based care.