Collaborative 101 Learning Sessions Recap

Thank you to everyone that was able to attend one of our Collaborative 101 learning sessions! If you didn't get a chance to make one of the learning sessions this week, there are still two dates left - one in Spokane County and one in Lincoln. View dates and details here. You can also view the slides for the presentation here as well as the Collaborative Work handout here and the background data for BHT Collaboratives here. It was great to start talking about Year 2 and beyond for BHT ACH's Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP) and we really appreciate all of the time that our partners and community members have taken to make it possible. A lot of great questions were asked at these learning sessions and in further efforts to keep consistent communication and understand each other's work, we thought it would be good to share a couple of questions and answers.

Q: Who gets to decide on the Collaborative participants?
A: We have set the structure of Collaborative to include participants from the following settings; primary care, behavior health & SUD, oral, pharmacy, social determinants of health, county, hospitals, and tribal. We have also complied a list of suggested partners, but it will be up to the Collaborative members to make the connections to bring the individual partners to the table from each setting.

Q: What’s the next step? What are the expectations for partner organizations moving forward?
A: The most immediate action we need is a signed commitment form. This is a soft commitment (the final date to withdraw is June 30), but there will be an incentive payment for this commitment form due on February 22. From that point forward, the Collaborative work really kicks in. BHT is here to support all Transformation efforts, but our stewardship will be to assist you and your county partners in determining the most important metrics and goals for your county, and in taking the initial steps to transition to VPB and integrated care.