This document is a part of a compilation that highlights health center focused accountable care platforms. The purpose of this series is to provide examples of best practices and lessons learned that can be applied in a variety of situations. Best Practice paper #1 features El Rio Community Health Center and their journey to achieving accountable care.
El Rio Community Health Center, located in Tucson, Arizona, has become known for innovative practices and strong partnerships with local hospitals and managed care plans leading to outstanding clinical quality as well as reductions in overall costs. This paper chronicles El Rio’s journey toward population health management and outlines the lessons learned along the way.
Important NACHC Library Content Note: This technical assistance resource was developed prior to the August 2017 release of the Health Center Compliance Manual by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). The BPHC Compliance Manual, issued August 2017, indicates where PINS, PALs and other program guidance are now superseded or subsumed by the BPHC Compliance Manual.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).