CHART Model Support Services
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Leavitt Partners offers expertise and services aligned with the newly announced Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) model track.
We help identify and bring community leaders together to help identify the roles each will play in model participation. The information gathered during a community assessment will lay the foundation for the model to improve outcomes and better serve the health of the community and the viability of the rural health ecosystem. Leveraging insights from the community assessment, Leavitt Partners can support lead organizations in the development of their transformation plans.
We help clients with community partner identification, community assessments, and the creation of the transformation plan.
COMMUNITY PARTNER IDENTIFICATION
We support clients in identifying, prioritizing, and forging strategic relationships with community partners. We also help identify and bring community leaders together to help identify the roles each will play in model participation.
There are several roles Community Partners play in model participation including:
- Participant Hospital: An acute care hospital, Critical Access Hospital (CAH), or special rural designation hospital that signs a
Participation Agreement with CMS. Hospitals not located within participating counties are still eligible to act in this role if they are responsible for 20% of eligible Medicare FFS revenue in the defined community. This partner is the recipient of the Capitated Payment Amount.
- State Medicaid Agency: This is a required partner and must be a recipient of a portion of the Cooperative Agreement Funding. The agency ensures payment to Participant Hospitals is aligned with Medicaid.
- Advisory Council: These partners assist with recruitment and relationship-building and help to ensure the design of the Transformation Plan aligns with the needs of the community.
The information gathered during a community assessment will lay the foundation for the model to improve outcomes and better serve the health of the community and the viability of the rural health ecosystem.
The results of the assessment will help:
- To provide baseline population health measures and key health indicators.
- To inform Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) of the needs and strategies to serve the community.
- To act as a resource for the partners in the CHART model.
- To establish the benchmarks for participants in the CHART model.
Lead Organizations in the Community Transformation Track are responsible for developing a transformation plan for the community. This plan, updated and submitted to CMS annually, must include an assessment of the existing state of the community and a detailed description of the care delivery transformation strategy the lead organization plans to implement.
Leveraging insights from the community assessment, Leavitt Partners can support lead organizations in the development of their transformation plans by:
- Convening and leading lead organizations, participant hospitals, and relevant members of the advisory council through a series of strategy meetings targeted toward specific gaps identified in the community assessment.
- Drafting actionable care delivery and payment transformation strategies for the community based on the discussions of the strategy meetings, and in partnership with lead organizations.
- Ensuring the final transformation plan meets or exceeds CMS requirements.