Recognizing & Incentivizing Behavioral Health Integration: What’s Next from Accreditors and Employers

Attendees heard from:
Moderator: Julie Schilz, BNS, MBA, Senior Director, Commercial Health Innovation, Mathematica
- Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, MACP, Executive Vice President, Quality Measurement and Research, NCQA
- Shawn Griffin, MD, President and CEO, URAC
- Michael Thompson, President and CEO, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

The Commercial Market: Alternative Payment Models for Primary Care

Leading edge employers and health plans are investing in innovative, whole-person primary care models for employees and their families. The pandemic forced changes as work and care went virtual, demand for behavioral health services increased, and routine preventive care and chronic care were sidelined. Watch PCC's May 2023 webinar to hear innovative practices, employers, and health plans discuss what it takes to build and sustain advanced primary care. We are joined by Aetna, Crossover Health, Morgan Health, and Blue Shield of California.

Background Resources

Primary Care: More of It Bends the Cost Curve for ACOs

Results from the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) suggest that ACOs with more PCPs and more care provided by PCPs are associated with higher shared savings. Is Medicare leveraging this learning? Are ACOs? Join us for a timely discussion and help us share these findings.


Wakely Report

AAFP Value Based Payment

How ACOs and Payers Can Support the Primary Care Safety Net

Medicare and Medicaid are embracing value-based payment for accountable care organizations (ACOs) and similar entities that organize care for specific populations. The CMS Framework for Health Equity is focused on engaging providers “who have not previously participated in value-based care.” What have we learned from the experiences of early-adopter safety net practices and systems that have joined or formed ACOs and similar networks or entities?

2022 Evidence Report Launch and Discussion

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) released its 2022 Evidence Report: Relationships Matter. How Usual is Usual Primary Care? prepared by PCC and the Robert Graham Center. 

Read the full report here

Addressing Inequities with Whole-Person Primary Care Webinar

Health care leaders are increasingly calling for an approach to care that treats the “whole person”—inclusive of individuals’ mental health, behavioral and lifestyle factors, and their social and economic environment. Is such a model attainable? And can complementary treatments (such as managing stress and sleep, nutrition coaching, and practices like yoga and acupuncture) be incorporated into care for all patients, not just those who can afford them.

Medicare ACOs and Primary Care: What ACO Leaders Have Learned

ACO performance in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) improves with experience and physician-led ACOs are more likely to be high performers – these are key findings from the ACO literature discussed during PCC’s May webinar. Join us on June 28th to get behind the numbers and understand directly from ACO leaders the attributes that translate into success. We’ll hear from leaders driving care transformation in rural, urban and underserved communities about primary care’s contributions to successful ACOs.



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