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 Practices paper #2 features Sunset Community Health Center and their journey to achieving accountable care.
Sunset Community Health Center, Inc., located in the southwest corner of Arizona, is the largest provider of primary care in its county, serving approximately 28,000 patients across nine sites. However, it was not too long ago that Sunset was just beginning to understand managed care and population health. In this paper, we learn about the changes Sunset made to its care delivery model as part of this journey and how that not only resulted in improved patient access but also improved payer relationships.
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 The BPHC Compliance Manual, issued August 2017, indicates where PINS, PALs and other program guidance are now superseded or subsumed by the BPHC Compliance Manual.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).