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May 22, 2017

Illinois looks to CCA as an example of success

CCA’s innovative approach to care was cited in an article in Crain’s Chicago Business as an example of how not-for-profit Accountable Care Organizations can lead the way in bringing improved care to patients with complex needs. The op-ed article, called “The problem with corporatizing Illinois Medicaid,” discusses efforts to create a better Community Care Alliance of Illinois, and the many for-profit and not-for-profit models that have been looked to for guidance or insight. The article points to CCA’s success in providing prepaid healthcare to Medicaid recipients with complex clinical, behavioral health and social needs, and also links to a February 2016 report on CCA produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The article also notes CCA’s ability to develop a model that is proving to be financially sustainable while leading to improved outcomes, quality and satisfaction. Crain’s Chicago Business offers daily insights and information about Chicago’s business community, reaching more than 52,000 unique daily visitors.

 

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May 11, 2017

CCA featured as a Boston Globe Game Changer

​CCA has been listed among more than 45 Boston-area organizations recognized by the Boston Globe as “Game Changers” in furthering the region’s reputation as a hub of innovation. The Globe’s annual Game Changers issue in the paper’s Magazine is set to be released in print this Sunday, but can currently be found online. You can also check out the rest of the special section here. The Boston Globe is the leading newspaper in New England, with news, sports, lifestyle features, and arts and entertainment news. It has a print circulation of 245,572 and an online reach of 146,500 unique daily visitors.

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May 11, 2017

Acute Community Care (ACC) pilot program featured in CHCS blog

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) blog yesterday featured a Q&A with Matt Goudreau, CCA’s associate director of Acute Clinical Response, on key lessons from our Acute Community Care “paramedicine” pilot program. Read the entire blog post: “Community Paramedicine: Taking Care into the Home for Complex Populations.

The CHCS blog reaches 1,200 unique daily visitors, highly targeted to audiences interested in CCA’s work. The CHCS is a nonprofit policy center dedicated to improving the health of low-income Americans. Since 1995, the CHCS has partnered with nearly every state in the country to promote innovations in publicly financed health care, especially for individuals with complex, high-cost needs.

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April 12, 2017

Advancing patient care through voice technologies

CCA’s pilot program to harness Amazon Alexa voice technologies to improve patient experience was mentioned yesterday in Healthcare IT News. As an early adopter of this technology, CCA is leading the race to stretch boundaries in organizing patient care and clinician scheduling. Also in Healthcare IT News, a February 13 article gives details on CCA’s first-mover advantage in developing this technology. Healthcare IT News is part of HIMSS Media and covers the people, policy and technology driving next-generation healthcare in the U.S.

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April 10, 2017

MetroWest Daily News: Importance of autonomy in patient care, by Laura Black

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March 21, 2017

CCA and the One Care are featured on MassLive.com

Commonwealth Care Alliance was featured on MassLive.com today, in an article promoting a MassHealth informational session about One Care scheduled for March 23rd in Springfield. A quote from Chris Palmieri is included along with information about CCA’s One Care program.  MassLive.com is generally considered Western Massachusetts’ most popular local news and information site with over 3.9 million unique monthly visitors providing 24/7 news and information throughout Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and across New England.

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March 20, 2017

Commonwealth Care Alliance Recognized by Senator Elizabeth Warren on the Floor of the United States Senate

Senator Warren mentioned the case of a CCA One Care member that had been shared with her by our partner agency, Boston Center for Independent Living. Senator Warren noted the incredible care that CCA has provided for this member, and concludes by relating the member’s belief that “the only reason he’s alive today is because of all of the services and care he gets through One Care.”

In addition to the video clip of her March 8th speech, Senator Warren’s remarks citing CCA and our work are now part of the official Congressional Record.

March 6, 2017

John Loughnane, Chief of Innovation, is a winner in This Year’s Costs of Care Story Contest

Costs of Care, a leading non-profit focused on high-value healthcare, has collected dozens of real stories from both patients and clinicians that illustrate the challenges and opportunities to providing affordable care. As part of their annual Story Contest, sponsored this year by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and Consumer Reports, the stories submitted reveal the many struggles that we all encounter with a too often fragmented and high-cost healthcare system. We congratulate John Loughnane, who is one of three winners of the Costs of Care Story Contest.

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March 3, 2017

CCA partners with Orbita on PCA management program

Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) was selected in 2016 to host a digital health pilot, supported by a $25,000 grant from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), to address challenges faced by low-income individuals with complex needs. CCA has worked with CHCS over the past few months to identify a health technology company to work with on the pilot, and yesterday announced that CCA will be paired with Orbita, a home healthcare platform.

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February 14, 2017

CCA featured in Lowell Sun

“The doorbells ring, and in walk angels: Commonwealth Care Alliance’s home visits bring improved health, brighter lives.”

Today, the Lowell Sun On-Line featured CCA’s One Care and SCO programs, and included quotes from Kim Trembley and Toyin Ajayi. The Lowell Sun covers the Lowell-area and parts of southern NH (Amherst, Pepperell, Merrimack, Milford, Hollis, Nashua, Hudson, Windham, Pelham, Methuen, Dracut, Tewksbury, Billerica, Bedford), and has a circulation of approximately 132,000.

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