UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine; Center for Health Law and Economics

Date

5-11-2017

Document Type

Presentation

Disciplines

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Health Economics | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research

Abstract

Learn the different care delivery systems and alternative payment methods that can support community health worker (CHW) services, including approaches used by the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth. The benefits of reform include improved health outcomes for patients by utilizing CHWs, and more financial flexibility for accountable care organizations through new funding mechanisms. These methods give providers and payers the flexibility to develop new approaches on their own in order to improve health outcomes.

Comments

Presented at 8th Annual Community Health Worker/Patient Navigator Conference.

Keywords

health care delivery, alternative payment methods, community health workers, MassHealth

 
 

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