April 03, 2017

Netsmart Partners with Clients Selected as CCBHC Pilot Sites to Develop Value-Based Care Solutions

Netsmart Media Contact:
Vince Koehler

Overland Park, Kan., April 3, 2017 - Netsmart, the largest healthcare IT provider solely focused on integrating behavioral health and post-acute care with the rest of healthcare, is excited to announce partnerships with clients in five of the eight states selected to participate in the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) program. Clients in the selected states have contracted with Netsmart to provide solutions that support population health management, care coordination, HIE, connectivity and specialized financial technology to support the CCBHC program.

CCBHCs are responsible for directly providing (or contracting with designated collaborating organizations to provide) nine required types of services, with an emphasis on the provision of 24-hour crisis care, utilization of evidence-based practices, care coordination and integration with physical health care. CCBHC sites will be required to execute the program while participating in a new Prospective Payment System similar to that used by Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and other types of providers.

Netsmart has worked closely with client partners to match its CareFabric® solution capabilities to the CCBHC program requirements and define an integrated Value-Based Care solution. This week, Netsmart will be showcasing its value-based care and a broad range of behavioral health solutions and services at NATCON17 in Seattle.

"As we studied the requirements associated with the CCBHC program, we quickly realized we would need more than our standard electronic health record (EHR) to meet the clinical and billing requirements of the program," said Tri-County Mental Health Services (Missouri) CEO Tom Petrizzo. "We needed a technology partner who understood the unique requirements of the CCBHC program and were thinking beyond traditional EHR capabilities and into areas such as analytics, population health management and interoperability. These components are critical in helping us achieve success in a value-based care environment."

The Value-Based Care offering from Netsmart supports the requirements of the CCBHC program and allows clients to leverage solutions beyond the EHR to meet standards and excel in understanding targeted populations, tracking and improving Clinical Quality Measures and connecting to the community to exchange data and coordinate care.

"We are honored to be part of the team to pioneer the move to value-based care with our CCBHC partners," said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. "We are committed to work alongside our client partners to ensure continued advancement of solutions to support these requirements and help accelerate innovations to improve connectivity and health outcomes."

Stop by Netsmart's booth at NATCON this week (booth 404) to see a demo of these solution and more. Or visit www.ntst.com/lp/natcon2017/ to schedule a demo. 

About Netsmart

Netsmart designs, builds and delivers electronic health records (EHRs), solutions and services that are powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use. Our platform provides accurate, up-to-date information that is easily accessible to care team members in behavioral health, care at home, senior living and social services. We make the complex simple and personalized so our clients can concentrate on what they do best: provide services and treatment that support whole-person care.

By leveraging the powerful Netsmart network, care providers can seamlessly and securely integrate information across communities, collaborate on the most effective treatments and improve outcomes for those in their care. Our streamlined systems and personalized workflows put relevant information at the fingertips of users when and where they need it.

For 50 years, Netsmart has been committed to providing a common platform to integrate care. SIMPLE. PERSONAL. POWERFUL.

Our more than 1,700 associates work hand-in-hand with our 600,000+ users in more than 25,000 organizations across the U.S. to develop and deploy technology that automates and coordinates everything from clinical to financial to administrative.

Learn more about how Netsmart is changing the face of healthcare today. Visit www.ntst.com, call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on our CareThreads BlogLinkedIn and Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit us on YouTube.

Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDayMatters® Foundation, which was established for behavioral health, care at home, senior living and social services organizations to learn from each other and share their causes and stories.