The Race to Value Podcast
There are over 1,300 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in our country providing a healthcare lifeline for more than 28 million Americans living in underserved areas of the country. The vast majority of these are living with significant health concerns and are extremely vulnerable to economic fluctuations. Community Care Cooperative, C3, epitomizes what the research shows, that despite the inherent challenges of serving as a safety net, FQHCs perform better in caring for the Medicaid population.
C3 is Massachusetts’ largest ACO taking on full global risk, and the only state ACO that is governed exclusively by FQHCs. Under the guidance of Christina Severin, the organization has been raising the bar in ramping up and utilizing telemedicine, integrating and prioritizing behavioral health, identifying and rooting out racism, and fighting for health equity and social justice.
Christina has been in CEO roles in Boston-area health care organizations for 20-plus years, at Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, at the Medicaid managed care organization called Network Health, and at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital’s new ACO. Her passion and effectiveness are evidenced in this riveting episode – get ready to be elevated to another level on your race to value!