May 22, 2017
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.