The Garage Expands Footprint in Rural Health with Community Care Alliance Partnership
Population health management technology will enable ACOs to better achieve the quadruple aim and uncover new value-based contract opportunities
ORLANDO, FL (November 29, 2018) - The Garage, an advanced population health management technology company providing patient-centered digital solutions to stakeholders across the industry, and Community Care Alliance (CCA), a Western Healthcare Alliance company, entered into a new partnership today. Based in Grand Junction, Colorado, CCA currently operates two Track 1 Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs, which impact a total of nearly 25,000 Medicare beneficiaries, and is expanding its clinically integrated network to include other payer populations.
After an extensive RFP process, CCA selected The Garage's population health management platform, Bridge, to serve as its technology and analytics tool. The solution was chosen due to its comprehensive functionality, ability to interface with multiple EMR systems and accept claim feeds from various payers, and its ability to automate and transfer Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) data.
"We were all very impressed with Bridge, not only from a usability perspective, but also because of its data transfer and interoperability capabilities," said Connie Mack, executive director of CCA. "At CCA, we value a partner-driven approach to managing care. The Garage presented us not only a great solution that would work across our already integrated processes, but also a truly collaborative partner relationship to help us improve the lives of those served in our organizations."
CCA allows its members to aggregate their rural populations and gain experience in population health management. The populations served by Bridge will include Medicare beneficiaries, commercially insured enrollees, self-funded members for both member and community employers, and may eventually include Medicaid beneficiaries in the longer term. As CCA works with all its organizations to achieve the quadruple aim, Bridge will offer these providers the full connectivity and end-to-end processes throughout the continuum of care to support the goals of better care, better outcomes, lower costs and improved patient satisfaction. Bridge will further CCA's clinical integration success while allowing for increased growth and advancement through new value-based contracting opportunities.
"Many rural healthcare organizations struggle with access and data. We are thrilled to supply an answer for CCA's expanding clinically integrated network initiatives as they work to improve their patients' lives and the value of their care," said Pranam Ben, CEO of The Garage. "This is not the first time an organization has told us that data exchange and interoperability are high on their list of priorities. As value-based care grows, more organizations will look to aggregate their data from many disparate sources. We're excited to work with CCA across platforms to help them achieve their goals and make their population data more accessible and actionable."
ABOUT THE GARAGE
The Garage, based in Orlando, Fla., is more than a healthcare IT company. Deeply rooted in the healthcare industry, the company works with more than 25 ACOs and over 8,000 providers, empowering them with solutions to create a more integrated, value-centered and patient-focused care experience. Through its collaborative population health management platform, Bridge, The Garage touches more than 7 million patient lives, allowing providers to achieve the Triple Aim of lower cost, better care and improved health. Through its leading solutions and exclusive industry partnerships, including Bioreference, one of the largest commercial labs in the U.S., The Garage enables physicians and health organizations to more easily interact to provide more streamlined, flexible and meaningful patient care. For more information, visit www.TheGarageIn.com.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY CARE ALLIANCE
The Community Care Alliance (CCA), based in Grand Junction, CO, was founded in 2015 to provide a population health infrastructure for rural hospital and provider communities to learn and succeed in the new healthcare environment. Meeting members wherever they are on the value-based care delivery spectrum, the CCA offers services and educational resources that allow small, rural healthcare systems to create medical homes by implementing care coordination and chronic care management strategies to effectively manage their patients. When ready, providers can participate in CCA's Clinically Integrated Network for value-based contracting with commercial, government and community employer payers where clinical and claims data are utilized to measure performance, quality and outcomes for a given patient population. Through this unique structure, members learn and work together to keep care local in their communities. Rural hospitals and their providers are no longer alone in the transition towards value based care. The CCA provides step‐by‐step support for maximizing reimbursement and meeting the Quadruple Aim, achieving better health, better care, lower costs and more engaged providers.
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