Announcement from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

May 2, 2016

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Mission Health Partners Announces Significant Network Expansion More Than 550 Specialists Join The 275 Primary Care Physician Network

September 17, 2015

Mission Health Partners (MHP), the second largest Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in North Carolina, is pleased to announce  its new primary care partners for 2016 and the addition of specialists to its network.

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Letter from WCMS Member Dr. Harald Kowa to NCGA Senators & Representatives

September 14, 2015

"As I have explained in a previous email, competition between PLEs (Physician Led Entities) and MCOs (Managed Care/Cash Organizations) is not possible.  PLEs provide medical and mental health services to individuals, and MCOs take money from individuals and set up administrative filters to prevent money from flowing back out to patient care."

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Attention PCPs: Mission Health Partners Announces “Open Enrollment” to join ACO

May 19, 2015

Mission HP announces its PCP Open Enrollment period, now through June 30th . MHP will be accepting non-binding Letters of Intent from interested practices. To find out more about this opportunity, you may participate in the following information sessions. There is no need to register in advance. Here is a link to learn more about the criteria for joining MHP.

Call Details:

Friday, May 22nd at 7:00am
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-866-469-3239
Access code:736 973 266
Passcode: 1122

Monday, May 26th at 5:30pm
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-866-469-3239
Access code:730 978 532
Passcode: 1122

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Better, Smarter, Healthier: In historic announcement, HHS sets clear goals and timeline for shifting Medicare reimbursements from volume to value

January 26, 2015

In a meeting with nearly two dozen leaders representing consumers, insurers, providers, and business leaders, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced measurable goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program, and the health care system at large, toward paying providers based on the quality, rather than the quantity of care they give patients.

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ACOs Moving Ahead

December 29, 2014

89 New Accountable Care Organizations Join Program to Improve Care for Medicare beneficiaries

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Wilmington Health: Health Care Reform “In the Trenches”

October 22, 2014

Governor McCrory and Secretary of the NC DHHS Aldona Wos visited Wilmington Health last summer as part of their statewide tour of accountable care organizations (ACOs).  A physician-owned, multispecialty group practice with more than 160 providers, Wilmington Health was able to show and tell the visiting dignitaries just how they have been able to improve quality of care, reduce costs and provide excellent patient experiences.

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North Carolina ACOs Rank in Top 15 Percent Nationally for Quality of Care

October 9, 2014

Four of the six participating ACOs in North Carolina ranked in the top 15 percent in quality of care for their patients. The North Carolina General Assembly has been considering the merits of the accountable care model to reform the state’s Medicaid system. The issue no doubt will be a topic of hot debate when the legislature reconvenes in January.

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WCMS Stands in Support of House Bill 1181 (Physician-led A.C.O.)

July 30, 2014

Read this letter from Dr. Bob Henderson II, WCMS President-Elect, regarding Medicaid Reform. 

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NCMS EVP/CEO Responds to Senate Vote on Medicaid Reform

July 24, 2014

"Today the Senate had a clear choice between the health of our state’s most vulnerable citizens and the health of Wall Street corporations, and they chose the corporations."

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FAQs on Mission's New ACO

June 26, 2014

Read the FAQs on Mission's new ACO, Mission Health Partners.

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The Basics of Accountable Care Organizations

June 11, 2014

Article on FAQs of ACOs by Ward and Smith, PA

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Triad Health Network Founded on Unique Relationship with Cone Health

March 25, 2014

Every ACO in North Carolina is "homegrown" in its particular population and faces its own challenges as well as advantages, but some transcendent lessons can be gleaned from each uniqute situation.  Triad HealthCare Network (THN), based in Greensboro, for example, may be considered distinctive because of its relationship with the local hospital and employed physician network at Cone Health.

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Health Groups Line Up In Support of DHHS' Medicaid Reform Plan

March 18, 2014

Yesterday, the North Carolina DHHS presented its Medicaid reform plan to the General Assembly. Here is what they are saying about this realistic and achievable plan.

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DHHS Presents Realistic and Achievable Medicaid Reform Framework

February 26, 2014

This new framework is based on feedback from the two previous Medicaid Reform Advisory Group meetings, and from traveling to meet with stakeholders across the state. The framework takes the form of five recommendations to create a Medicaid system that rewards healthy outcomes.

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