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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 2019—Netsmart and AsOne Healthcare Independent Practice Association (AsOne) announced their partnership to utilize the Netsmart population health management platform and services to coordinate care delivery and improve outcomes for the individuals they serve as part of the New York State Behavioral Health Care Collaborative (BHCC) initiative.
The BHCC program is designed to help behavioral healthcare providers participate in value-based payment (VBP) arrangements where providers are incentivized to improve care quality, improve outcomes and decrease costs for the Medicaid population. Organizations participating in the BHCC program are tasked with enriching care through clinical best practices and integrated care, as well as the use of community-based recovery support services. As part of the program, providers will be required to demonstrate cost-effective improvements in behavioral and physical health outcomes. AsOne’s 15 participating providers deliver primary care, mental health services, substance use treatment, care management, and social determinants of health assistance in a family-based treatment approach.
“The partnership with Netsmart and the solutions provided mean the world to us,” said AsOne Executive Director Caroline Heindrichs. “This is how we are going to build our business and impact our patients and clients. The industry-leading functionalities lay the groundwork for what we need to be competitive in a value-based payment collaborative network and partnership environment. As we move forward, we are excited to implement additional functionality that grows our ability to help move the needle on these outcomes.”
AsOne will use the Netsmart population health management platform, CareManager™, and various Netsmart managed services to enable care coordination and deliver in-depth reporting and analytics across their participating providers to help facilitate their move toward contracting with payors in the VBP environment. Gathering and utilizing data with visibility into shared clinical dashboards and key performance indicators are vital to their approach toward clinical integration between AsOne providers who may be unknowingly treating the same patients or clients. Aggregating data across their network of providers as well as external providers throughout the healthcare continuum will help AsOne better understand and serve their shared population while elevating the importance of treating individuals and family members as one unit. Tracking all healthcare interactions for individuals changes how healthcare is currently administered, transitioning from a piecemeal of services treatment approach to one that is more holistic.
“Netsmart couldn’t be more excited to partner with AsOne to enable this important value-based care initiative in New York,” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “As Independent Practice Associations and other healthcare provider models work together to collaborate and improve care coordination, they require a population health management platform that can meet ever-changing requirements. We consider innovative and progressive groups like AsOne to be the perfect partners to ensure our platform continues to evolve. We are thrilled to begin the journey to connect AsOne to the largest human services network in New York and across the country to enable them to study and treat their populations as never before and solidify the Netsmart position as the leader in integrated care.”
AsOne will also leverage Netsmart services to implement and optimize the Netsmart CareConnect™ solution suite. They will also take an active, collaborative role in the design and development of solutions, ensuring their evolution continues to meet the unique requirements of the BHCC program as well as position them for success in an industry with ever-changing needs.
“For us, it came down to our comfort level with the expertise of Netsmart in driving digital transformation across human services, but also, their willingness to understand our needs and to have those reflected in the platform,” said Heindrichs. “We felt that as we grow in our sophistication and begin to utilize technology further to drive and improve outcomes, Netsmart is willing and able to grow with us.”
About AsOne Healthcare IPA
AsOne Health Care IPA (AsOne) is a clinically integrated independent practice association (IPA) whose mission is to reshape the future of healthcare for children and adults by establishing family as the nexus for health. AsOne was created to facilitate value-based payment contracts with payers, including managed care organizations, on behalf of its collective and clinically-integrated provider network for the provision of health care and related social services. Based in New York City, AsOne was founded in 2018 by organizations that collectively serve over 250,000 children, adults, and families with complex health and social support needs. AsOne aims to develop an evidence-based health care treatment system that acts “as one” in delivering whole-person care by providing primary care, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, care management, and social determinants of health assistance in a unified family-based treatment approach.
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