BID-Plymouth Awarded $245,818 for Enhancing Community Healthcare
BID-Plymouth is one of 28 hospitals in Massachusetts to be awarded a grant
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (BID-Plymouth) was recently awarded a $245,818 Phase I grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Health Policy Commission (HPC) to enhance the delivery of efficient, effective healthcare in the region BID-Plymouth serves. The grant is from Phase I of the HPC’s Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization, and Transformation (CHART) Investment Program.
BID-Plymouth will use the CHART grant to expand the efforts of the hospital and the Jordan Community Accountable Care Organization to improve care for more complex patients, including dually-eligible patients, to ensure that they receive personalized care and follow-up treatment within their home and community. The funding will also help BID-Plymouth develop programs to reduce hospital readmissions for these populations by focusing on better coordination of care between the hospital, the patient, and skilled nursing facilities.
“Through the CHART grant, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recognizes that BID-Plymouth and our Accountable Care Organization are working to improve the health and well-being of our patients,” says Dr. James Fanale, senior vice president of System Development, BID-Plymouth. “Now we can focus on enhancing this delivery of care to include more complex patients who deserve a better, more coordinated approach to their care.”
BID-Plymouth plans to submit a CHART Phase II grant application this spring for an additional grant to further develop and expand existing healthcare programs and services in the region.
CHART is a four-year program funded by an industry assessment of select providers and insurers to make phased investments to promote care coordination, integration, and delivery transformations. CHART also helps to advance electronic health records adoptions and information exchange among providers; increase alternative payment methods and accountable care organizations; and enhance public safety, access to behavioral health services, and coordination between hospitals and community-based providers and organizations.
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