JUST PUBLISHED: Qualitative review of promising practices for testing vulnerable populations at off-site COVID-19 testing centers
The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) is honored to share key findings, promising practices, important innovations, and stories of hope from our members and other national thought leaders during this unprecedented time.
Questions addressed access to testing among vulnerable populations, the alignment of OSCTCs with public health entities, community-based organizations, and other health systems to effectively address the testing needs, limitations, and opportunities across the population.
We envision a world where local leaders work effectively together to improve the patient experience of care, improve the health of populations,
and reduce the cost trend in the communities we serve
NRHI Member Expertise
Payment & Delivery Reform
NRHI members serve as catalysts for payment and delivery system reforms, as neutral planning and problem-solving forums where win-win multi-payer, multi-provider payment and delivery reforms can be designed, and as sources of both leadership and technical assistance in implementing needed reforms.
Performance Measurement & Improvement
Our members serve as a trusted source of actionable information about the cost and quality of healthcare services, the health of the population, and/or the extent to which innovative methods of delivery, payment, and health promotion are being used in their community.
Patient & Community Engagement
NRHI members help communities by understanding and actively engaging them in activities that will maintain and improve their health, showing them how to choose providers and services based on cost and quality, and supporting the delivery of higher-quality, better-coordinated care.
NRHI Lead Initiatives
- Quality Payment Program Small, Underserved, & Rural Support (QPP SURS)
- High Value Support and Alignment Network (NRHI SAN)
- Healthcare Delivery System Analysis (HDSA)
- Total Cost of Care (TCoC)/Getting to Affordability (G2A)
NRHI is one of 11 organizations chosen by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid to provide technical assistance and support to eligible individual or small group practices of 15 or fewer to support their transition of Medicare payments from a fee-for-service system to one based on performance and patient outcomes under the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Small, Underserved, & Rural Support (SURS) program.
We were selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) as one of 10 support and alignment networks (SAN) under the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) to provide learning programs and technical assistance to clinicians working with Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs).
NRHI and our members in Colorado (CIVHC), Massachusetts (MHQP), and Oregon and Utah (Comagine Health) partnered with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Harvard University in the Comparative Health System Performance Initiative Study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we lead a multi-region initiative to measure and report on differences in the total cost of care (TCoC) within and across regions. Fourteen full and affiliate members participated in the initiative.
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