Community Care Cooperative Adds FQHCs to ACO REACH Program

Feb. 6, 2024
C3 operates as a Medicaid ACO on behalf of 22 Massachusetts FQHCs and serves as a Medicare ACO REACH entity on behalf of eight FQHCs in Massachusetts and Louisiana

Boston-based Community Care Cooperative (C3), a nonprofit organization created by Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), is expanding its ACO REACH program with the addition of Mosaic Community Health in Oregon and Holyoke Health Center in Massachusetts.

C3 currently operates as a Medicaid ACO on behalf of 22 Massachusetts FQHCs and serves as a Medicare ACO REACH entity on behalf of eight FQHCs in Massachusetts and Louisiana. Expanding its network of FQHCs outside of Massachusetts is an opportunity for C3 to bring its model of care to a broader patient population. Mosaic Community Health is an FQHC with more than a dozen clinics and school-based health centers located throughout Central Oregon. It serves more than 27,000 patients annually. With the addition of Mosaic and Holyoke, C3 expects to provide care for over 12,000 Medicare patients through the ACO REACH program.

"We are thrilled to be expanding our work in the ACO REACH program with Mosaic Community Health and Holyoke Health Center," said Christina Severin, CEO of C3, in a statement. "Our growing participation in this model continues to emphasize our commitment to advancing health equity and reducing racial and social disparities. We look forward to our partnership with Mosaic Community Health and Holyoke Health Center in their long-standing commitment to provide high quality and equitable access to care to patients across Central Oregon and Massachusetts.”

This week, Healthcare Innovation reported that Chicago-based Medical Home Network (MHN), a nonprofit organization focused on transforming care in the safety net, is partnering this year with 64 FQHCs in seven states to participate in two CMS value-based programs: ACO REACH and the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). 

C3 said it unites FQHCs at scale to strengthen primary care, improve financial performance, and advance racial justice. C3 provides FQHCs with the tools and services needed to remain competitive in the ever-changing market landscape of value-based care – including value-based contracting, practice transformation, analytics, population health programs, quality and risk adjustment expertise and services.

"Mosaic is thrilled to have found an ACO partner in C3 that shares our passion for the community health model of care supported by more value-based payment structures," said Ken House, director of value improvement at Mosaic Community Health, in a statement. "From our initial meeting with C3 leaders, Mosaic knew we were well-aligned with the vision and values of C3 and are excited to partner with them on this new ACO REACH model.”

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