NCACH hires Practice Facilitators to support Whole Person Care Collaborative

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the NCACH team! Heather Smith and Mariah Brown were recently hired as Practice Facilitators to support the Whole Person Care Collaborative. The role of the Practice Facilitators is to propel forward the clinical transformation efforts of the WPCC Learning Community by offering in-network coaching and technical [...]

By |2019-03-07T13:52:00-08:00March 7th, 2019|Board & Staff, NCACH News, WPCC|Comments Off on NCACH hires Practice Facilitators to support Whole Person Care Collaborative

Data Talks: Pay for Performance (P4P) Measures

At the November Board Meeting, we shared some information from the Health Care Authority with our Pay for Performance (aka P4P) baseline metrics. The Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP) framework has lots of layers and it can feel overwhelming to understand. Some of you probably can’t wait to catch up on reading the 138-page Measurement Guide [...]

By |2018-12-19T10:42:46-08:00December 19th, 2018|Data, HCA Updates, NCACH News|Comments Off on Data Talks: Pay for Performance (P4P) Measures

Call for Presenters at the 2019 NCACH Annual Summit

The North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) is requesting proposals for presentations for the 2019 Annual Summit, hosted April 12, 2019 in Moses Lake, WA. The conference is an opportunity for leaders, healthcare providers, healthcare consumers, community-based organizations, staff, board members, stakeholders and policy makers to network, learn and share with their peers. The [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:33:06-08:00December 6th, 2018|Events, NCACH News|Comments Off on Call for Presenters at the 2019 NCACH Annual Summit

NCACH now hiring Practice Facilitators

For immediate release -- November 27, 2018 The North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) is hiring a Whole Person Care Collaborative Practice Facilitator to support each stage of practice transformation in a clinical setting from design to implementation to spread of best practices. They work with clinical teams comprised of leadership, clinicians and frontline staff. [...]

By |2018-11-27T12:59:23-08:00November 27th, 2018|Board & Staff, NCACH News, WPCC|Comments Off on NCACH now hiring Practice Facilitators

Bridging the gaps between the community and the clinic… Pathways Community HUB

  (Photo - Risk Factors Addressed to Achieve Wellness - Pathways Community HUB Institute, all rights reserved) In June 2018, the North Central Accountable Community of Health’s Governing Board designated Community Choice (dba Action Health Partners) as the lead agency for the Pathways Community HUB. One of the six selected Medicaid Transformation Projects, the Pathways [...]

By |2018-12-05T14:12:01-08:00November 2nd, 2018|Community Spotlight, Pathways HUB|Comments Off on Bridging the gaps between the community and the clinic… Pathways Community HUB

NCACH hires Capacity Development and Grant Manager

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the NCACH team! Tanya Gleason was recently hired as our Capacity Development and Grant Manager, a position that was created based on feedback solicited from our four-county region. Tanya's role will be to focus on supporting local organizations in building the infrastructure needed for sustainable programs, [...]

By |2018-12-05T14:36:40-08:00October 3rd, 2018|Board & Staff, NCACH News|Comments Off on NCACH hires Capacity Development and Grant Manager

Stories of Recovery – NCACH staff attend National Recovery Month in Okanogan County

The day was filled with hope and resilience as one by one, stories of recovery were hung on the wall of the Agriplex at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds. They ranged from personal stories of addiction to those affected by a family member’s use, but all are powerful and remind us why celebrating recovery is so [...]

By |2018-12-05T13:56:22-08:00October 2nd, 2018|Events, NCACH News, Opioid|Comments Off on Stories of Recovery – NCACH staff attend National Recovery Month in Okanogan County

Getting to know you: Wendy Brzezny, NCACH’s Whole Person Care Collaborative Manager

  With a kind smile and keen wit, Wendy Brzezny is no stranger to healthcare or whole person care. A longtime clinical nurse and public health employee, Wendy knows that Whole Person Care is critical to the healthcare transformation efforts happening across the North Central Region.  A longtime resident of Grant County, Wendy joins the [...]

By |2018-12-05T14:35:03-08:00August 27th, 2018|Board & Staff, WPCC|Comments Off on Getting to know you: Wendy Brzezny, NCACH’s Whole Person Care Collaborative Manager

Sourcing Local: Adopting Confluence Health’s Transitional Care Model across the region

NCACH’s Transitional Care and Diversion Interventions (TCDI) Workgroup focuses on emergency care. Specifically, how to divert someone away from the Emergency Department (ED) if they are not experiencing an emergency, and how to successfully transition someone from a hospital setting so that they are not readmitted for the original complaint. The TCDI Workgroup has been [...]

By |2018-12-05T14:37:36-08:00August 7th, 2018|NCACH News, TCDI|Comments Off on Sourcing Local: Adopting Confluence Health’s Transitional Care Model across the region

Fully Integrated Managed Care — the future of Washington’s Apple Health

Legislation passed in 2014 mandating that every county in Washington State transition to Fully Integrated Managed Care (FIMC) under the current Medicaid system by 2020. In simple terms, it means Apple Health (Medicaid) is shifting to whole-person care. Taking it a step further, it means that care is coordinated so that people get the help [...]

By |2018-08-07T09:00:03-07:00August 7th, 2018|FIMC, NCACH News|Comments Off on Fully Integrated Managed Care — the future of Washington’s Apple Health
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