Capitol Correspondence - 08.04.17

ACL Releases New Business Acumen Resources

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On August 3, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) released new resources from the Business Acumen Initiative to provide background on this work and to feature case studies from community-based organizations (CBOs) that highlight their activities to secure contracts and develop relationships with partner organizations. Launched in 2012, this program aims to strengthen the aging and disability networks from the inside, building their business skills and enhancing their effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability.

View these new materials:

·         Business Acumen Fact Sheet – Provides information on what business acumen entails and ACL’s work to support building business capacity of community-based organizations.

·         Case Study: Partners at Home in San Fernando, CA – Highlights steps for how this CBO contracted with a health payer to provide social services for supporting better health outcomes and building a new revenue stream.

·         Case Study: Western New York Integrated Care Collaborative in Western & Central NY – This group of aging providers built a more formalized network to be better able to contract and provide integrated services.

·         Case Study: Florida Health Networks in FL – Using a statewide approach, this collaborative developed a menu of billable evidence-based preventative health and wellness services to help generate revenue and support health outcomes for Medicare consumers.

Learn more about ACL’s Business Acumen Initiative to help states and community-based organizations build networks and respond to delivery system changes, including providing technical assistance, building business capacity for successful contracting with integrated care entities, and developing pathways to sustainability. ANCOR has been participating in a grant program through the Disability Network Business Acumen Project. For additional detail on that program, click here.