NeueHealth and Medical Home Network partner to reduce health care disparities through a new ACO REACH model

CHICAGO, November 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NeueHealth Partners Community ACO, a partnership between NeueHealth and Medical Home Network, has been provisionally accepted to participate in the ACO REACH model beginning January 1, 2023. The NeueHealth ACO partner community is expanding two NeueHealth owned and operated Direct Contracting Entities (DCEs) transitioning to the ACO REACH model next year, which served approximately 47,000 Medicare beneficiaries as of the second quarter of 2022.

NeueHealth, the care delivery and provider services business of Bright Health Group (NYSE: BHG), is forming an ACO in partnership with Medical Home Network (MHN) to help transition federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to care, value based. MHN will serve as the new ACO’s care delivery partner and provide its nationally recognized, practice-based care management model and technology solutions. The ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (ACO REACH) model is based on CMS’ Global and Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) model. It is designed to make it easier for providers to work together to improve care coordination and health outcomes for patients covered by traditional Medicare (fee-for-service Medicare). Integral to the new model is advancing health equity to ensure the benefits of accountable care for underserved communities.

NeueHealth’s community of ACO partners partners with 20 FQHCs in Missouri, Ohio, Michiganand Indiana serving almost 20,000 Medicare beneficiaries.

“NeueHealth looks forward to continuing our work helping providers move from volume to value and reduce health disparities for beneficiaries,” they said Megan Northpresident of NeueHealth Solutions.

Since 2009, MHN has been a pioneer in transforming care and building healthier safety net communities. MHN has extensive experience partnering with FQHCs in Chicago, Illinois and other countries to significantly improve outcomes and quality of care and reduce health care disparities.

“MHN is excited to partner with NeueHealth on the new ACO REACH model, which we were pleased to see encourages participation by safety net providers and has many elements related to health equity,” they said Melanie Tan, Vice President, Strategy and Growth, MHN. “Using the proven MHN model of care, this is a great opportunity for FQHCs to improve their care management capabilities.”

About NeueHealth

NeueHealth is developing a next-generation integrated healthcare system aimed at significantly reducing friction and the current lack of coordination between payers and providers to enable a truly consumer-centric healthcare experience. NeueHealth provides high-quality virtual and in-person clinical care to approximately 500,000 value-based patients through its own and affiliated providers.

About Medical Home Network

Medical Home Network (MHN) is a nationally recognized not-for-profit organization focused on transforming care in the safety net and building healthier communities. Located in Chicago, MHN is powering the future of healthcare delivery by creating clinically integrated, digitally connected and community-based systems of care that focus on the whole person. MHN’s innovative approach consistently delivers leading health outcomes, savings and quality outcomes in value-based arrangements. For the second year in a row, Modern Healthcare named MHN one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Learn more at medicalhomenetwork.org and on LinkedIn.

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SOURCE Medical Home Network

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