Medicaid-focused ACO to Address Health, Social Determinants of Health in Greater New Orleans

Publication Year: 2019
Patient Need Addressed: Chronic Conditions, Food insecurity, Homelessness/housing, Transportation
Population Focus: Medicaid beneficiaries
Intervention Type: Service redesign
Type of Literature: Grey

LCMC Healthcare Partners, a clinically integrated network focused on improving population health in the communities they serve, and Louisiana Healthcare Connections, a Healthy Louisiana Medicaid health plan, announced today an innovative value-based program designed specifically to improve the health and well-being of Medicaid patients.

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  • Louisiana is announced an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) that will implement a proactive model of care driven by quality data sharing and analytics. Care management programs will focus on chronic disease management, appropriate utilization, and improving care coordination
  • The ACO will also feature enhanced care management programs that will coordinate community-level resources to assist enrolled individuals in overcoming social determinants of health, such as food insecurity, lack of transportation, or inadequate housing, which are known to negatively impact health outcomes