A Promising Collaboration: Managed Care and Independent Living

When: Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016, (All day)

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n the wake of the shift to accountable and value-based care, and in light of the growing number of older adults and individuals with disabilities, many states are looking to Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to provide these populations with coordinated healthcare and long-term services and supports (LTSS). Opportunities now exist in this new environment for community-based organizations (CBOs) experienced in providing these supportive services to partner with MCOs looking to tap into the expertise and deep community knowledge of local CBO providers.

This web seminar will highlight one such successful CBO–MCO partnership in San Diego, Calif., between Care1st Health Plan, an affiliate of Blue Shield of California and Access to Independence (a2i), the Center for Independent Living serving the disabled population in the San Diego area. The joint pilot project used a2i case management and housing assistance interventions to improve the health and well-being of low-income people with disabilities and older adults, many of whom were homeless. Learn how these organizations were able to work together to achieve common goals and serve an especially vulnerable population.   

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Describe why an MCO would seek to partner with a CBO to serve people with disabilities;
  • List the strategic and logistical steps necessary to establish a CBO-MCO contract;
  • Identify best-practices for finding vulnerable patients in the community, assessing them, and developing an independent living care plan; and,  
  • Identify the positive outcomes that can result from a CBO-MCO collaboration to serve individuals with disabilities.