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June 15, 2017

CCA Held Up as a National Model in Modern Healthcare

CCA was among four national organizations that provide care for high-risk patients to be featured prominently in an article over the weekend in Modern Healthcare, a leading national publication for healthcare industry news and updates. The article included an interview with CCA President and CEO Christopher Palmieri, who provided an overview of CCA’s care delivery model for One Care members and how it has proven to be effective.

Modern Healthcare is one of the healthcare industry’s leading sources of healthcare business and policy news, research and information – reporting on important healthcare events and trends, as they happen, through a weekly print magazine, websites, e-newsletters and events. Modern Healthcare’s printed version has a circulation of 70,295 while its website reaches 12,850 unique daily visitors.

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June 14, 2017

CCA’s new affiliation with Harrington Healthcare featured in Worcester Telegram

CCA’s new affiliation with Harrington Healthcare, based in Southbridge, was featured in an article in the Worcester Telegram on Monday. As part of the affiliation, CCA One Care members in the Harrington coverage area will receive integrated care in coordination with CCA care teams and Harrington providers.

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette is the daily newspaper for Worcester, the second-largest city in Massachusetts. The paper offers coverage of all of Worcester County, as well as surrounding areas of the western suburbs of Boston, Western Massachusetts, and several towns in Windham County in northeastern Connecticut. The print circulation is 74,563 and the online site (telegram.com) reaches 17,400 unique daily visitors.

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June 14, 2017

CCA highlighted in Modern Healthcare story

CCA was featured prominently in an article that appeared last week in Modern Healthcare, a leading national publication for healthcare industry news and updates. The article, which included an interview with CCA President and CEO Christopher Palmieri, focused on efforts by health insurers and providers to locate members and patients who are dual-eligibles in order to enroll them and assess their needs.

Modern Healthcare is the industry’s leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information – reporting on important healthcare events and trends, as they happen, through a weekly print magazine, websites, e-newsletters and events. In terms of reach, the print outlet has a circulation of 70,295 and online reaches 12,850 unique daily visitors.

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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.