18 Feb HRHCare Community Health Joins Health Care Transformation Task Force
Alliance of Private Sector Leaders Spearheading Adoption of Value-Based Payment Models
Peekskill, NY (February 18, 2016) – The Health Care Transformation Task Force, a partnership of leading health care payers, providers, purchasers and patient organizations, announced today that HRHCare (Hudson River HealthCare) has joined its membership.
With more than 40 organizations representing patients, payers, providers and purchasers, the Task Force aims to align private and public sector efforts to transform the U.S. health care system. By developing and disseminating strategy, operational and policy recommendations, it seeks to spark rapid, measurable change across the health care landscape.
As part of the Health Care Transformation Task Force, HRHCare has committed to put 75 percent of its business into value-based arrangements that focus on the Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs by 2020.
“We believe that transforming our health care system means providing affordable, accessible care for all patients,” said Anne Kauffman Nolon, MPH, President and CEO of HRHCare. “Being a part of the Task Force means that we can help to shape and advance this transformation to ensure that more patients in medically underserved areas are receiving the care they need. This is something HRHCare considers a key part of our mission as a provider of community health care, and we’re proud to partner with others who feel the same way.”
Founded 40 years ago to provide care to the medically underserved population of Peekskill, New York, HRHCare is well-positioned to assist in the health care system transformation and ensure that patients that are medically underserved are receiving value-based care.
“HRHCare is a welcome addition to our robust alliance, as we boldly seek to deliver the Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs,” said Jeff Miklos, executive director of the Task Force. “HRHCare’s expertise will be invaluable as we strive to bring higher quality and more cost effective care to medically underserved populations.”
About Health Care Transformation Task Force
Health Care Transformation Task Force is an industry consortium that brings together patients, payers, providers and purchasers to align private and public sector efforts to clear the way for a sweeping transformation of the U.S. health care system. Our members are committed to rapid, measurable change, both for ourselves and our country. Our members aspire to having 75 percent of our respective businesses operating under value-based payment arrangements by 2020. To learn more, visit www.hcttf.org.
HRHCare (Hudson River HealthCare, Inc.) is a nonprofit, New York State licensed, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Founded 40 years ago to provide care to the medically underserved population of Peekskill, New York, HRHCare is now one of the nation’s largest community health providers. From the Capitol Region to the East-end of Long Island, HRHCare’s network of 26 health centers provides affordable, accessible care to more than 135,000 patients through 500,000 visits annually. Our more than 350 primary care practitioners and 700 specialists and support staff have made HRHCare a destination for high-quality and compassionate care for all.
As HRHCare has grown it has retained its core values of community and compassion. Excelling in patient care, HRHCare provides comprehensive services to anyone who walks through our doors. HRHCare’s health centers provide primary and preventative treatment including adult and pediatric care; obstetrical and gynecological care; family planning; HIV counseling, testing, and referral; dental services; mental health counseling; nutrition counseling; podiatry; WIC services; health education; and a full complement of outreach, translation, transportation, benefits counseling and health insurance enrollment assistance.
HRHCare has a profound commitment to the communities it serves and works to improve community health through partnerships and collaborations with local community leaders, businesses, social service agencies, housing organizations, food banks, agricultural worker alliances and other local stakeholders. HRHCare believes if it wants to ensure quality care for its patients, it should ensure quality pay for its staff, which is why it provides a minimum living wage of $15 an hour for all employees.
To learn more, visit www.hrhcare.org.
Jennifer Williamson (Task Force)
Elizabeth Kenigsberg (HRHCare)