ACT.md’s CareHub™ Platform Selected for Medicaid Care Coordination by Oregon’s Advanced Health CCO

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Social determinants of health play a key role in health outcomes for Medicaid members in Western Oregon, where health and social care providers will use an innovative technology to help improve health equity and reduce disparities.

ACT.md, a nationally-recognized provider of integrated health and social care solutions, today announced a partnership with Advanced Health in Oregon. Advanced Health is a coordinated care organization, or CCO, comprised of health care providers serving more than 20,000 Oregon Health Plan (OHP) Medicaid members living in Oregon’s Coos and Curry counties. Advanced Health is a leader among CCOs for its strong financial and health outcomes and has been working to address the social determinants of health since its founding.

As part of the State of Oregon’s “CCO 2.0” initiative, CCOs are increasing their strategic investments in efforts to address social determinants of health, health equity, and health disparities in local communities. Advanced Health’s System of Care is designed to encompass physical health care, addictions, and mental health care and dental care providers, and incorporates a host of member-directed and evidence-based strategies, such as:

  • Primary-care case management and licensed Behavioral Health specialists deployed in every primary care setting.
  • Assertive Community Treatment programs offered in multiple community settings.
  • Significant investment in growing the workforce of traditional health workers in their clinics and across the community.

“Over the next five years, Advanced Health is transitioning more than 70% of our health care costs to value-based payments, which is radically transforming how we operate,” said Ben Messner, Advanced Health CEO. “As we continue to improve the scope of our offerings and integrate services, ACT.md’s CareHub platform will play a critical role in supporting our hub-and-spoke model of coordinated care for all our members and providers.”

Within the ACT.md platform, care providers across the Coos County and Curry County communities will leverage their cloud-based CareHub™ to assess members’ health and social needs, create member-centered and goal-oriented care plans, refer members to health and social care organizations across the continuum, and manage programs like Advanced Health’s Intensive Care Coordination and Exceptional Needs Care Coordination offerings.

“Medicaid members rely on Advanced Health’s modern and whole person approach to delivering high-quality care, and ACT.md stands ready to help them bring personalized care to more members,” said Ted Quinn, CEO and Co-Founder, ACT.md. “Across Oregon, CCOs are working on a local level to bring better health, quality care, and lower costs to Oregonians, and we look forward to seeing how their success will inform community-based health models for ACOs across the country.”

About ACT.md®
ACT.md’s cloud-based CareHub™ platform connects patients, families, care teams, and community partners on the journey to health and well-being. With ACT.md, everyone can act together to make healthier lives happen, wherever they are. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., ACT.md is privately held and venture-funded by the disruptive innovation investment firm, Rose Park Advisors. For more information, visit https://www.act.md.

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