Welcome Learning Cohort members!
BHT will use this page as a method to help organize and disseminate the communication and tools necessary to support the members of the January and August Learning Cohorts. If you have any comments or suggestions on page content, contact Sarah Bollig Dorn at email@example.com.
About the Learning Cohorts
Based on readiness categories, Partnering Providers are divided into two Learning Cohorts, January and August. This structure supports BHT’s intent to meaningfully transform the Medicaid Delivery system, while recognizing the current capacity of all of our providers.
January Cohort members will contract with BHT by Q1 2019 and begin Implementation. Revised Transformation Plans are due Jan. 31 for the January Cohort.
August Cohort members will receive monthly technical assistance in 2019 and be ready to contract with BHT in Q3 2019.
Better Health Together acknowledges that any time staff are out of the office for meetings or learning opportunities, there is a fiscal impact. We are pleased to announce that our Board of Directors approved financial support for your organization to participate!
January Cohort organizations will receive $30,000
August Cohort organizations will receive $25,000 (with the added value of monthly technical assistance)
These participation funds will be split into four equal payments. The first payment will be released after providers submit a signed Attendance Policy, available below under Resources, due by January 24, 2019. Email signed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent News & Updates
In our second episode of Transformation Talks, Charisse Pope interviews Torney Smith, Administrator of the Spokane Regional Health District. The two discuss how Medicaid Transformation allows us to address upstream causes of medical need, value-based care in a capitalist society, and the role privilege plays in health equity.
Recording and resources from the Jan. 3 webinar, which covered the revised January Cohort template, Aims statements, and Milestones.
The Learning Cohorts are designed to respond to the gaps that were identified while reviewing the Partnering Provider Transformation Plans, and to support organizations at various levels of integration for continued sustainability.
In the inaugural episode, Charisse interviews Dr. Anna Foucek Tresidder, Program Director and Assistant Professor Public Health, College of Health Science and Public Health, at Eastern Washington University. That’s a mouthful! Their conversation is equally robust.
The HCA has released Pay-for-Performance (P4P) targets for the BHT region.
BHT took into consideration many factors when designing the funds flow model for Medicaid Transformation Project achievement in years 2019-2021. Click to read about the funds flow models approved by the BHT Board at their November 28, 2018 meeting.
Medicaid Transformation work is running full speed ahead. Partnering Providers and Collaboratives have created Transformation Plans and now BHT is planning steps for how move forward into 2019.
Detailed questions and answers regarding the earning, allocation, and distribution of 1115 Waiver Project Funds.
Topics include: Introductions & expectations, Change management, Team building, Measurement-based health care