Taking PRIDE in our work

February 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

By Lois Simon, president of Commonwealth Care Alliance

Last year, Commonwealth Care Alliance was invited to participate in the PRIDE consortium. PRIDE (Promoting Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles) is a partnership of seven community-based health plans recognized for their commitment and progress in delivering high-quality, coordinated care to high-need, high-cost Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. These include individuals with multiple chronic illnesses, physical disability, mental illness, frailty and dementia. PRIDE, a “brainchild” of the VNSNY Center for Home Care Policy and Research , is supported by The Commonwealth Fund and will be managed by the Center for Health Care Strategies.

As an organization that has been dedicated to providing the best possible care to dual-eligible residents of Massachusetts since our beginning 10 years ago, we are honored to be included in this partnership.

Health Affairs published an article about the PRIDE consortium, which offers an in-depth look at the work of the participating organizations and the goals of the project.

As the program gets its feet off the ground, we look forward to collaborating with the other Consortium participants to share best practices, find innovative ways to best meet the needs of this vulnerable population, and shape healthcare delivery and policy in this important area.

Learn more about the PRIDE Consortium from Health Affairs: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2014/02/13/the-pride-initiative-building-the-capacity-and-scalability-of-integrated-managed-care-plans-for-dual-eligibles/

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