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Bringing Accountable Care to the Safety Net: A New Case Study

A coalition of 10 community health centers in the Minneapolis–St. Paul area recently formed one of the nation’s first safety-net accountable care organizations—the Federally Qualified Health Center Urban Health Network, or FUHN, which seeks to provide higher-quality, lower-cost care to some 23,000 Medicaid beneficiaries.

In a new Commonwealth Fund case study, researchers at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice describe the origins and development of FUHN, the strategies and processes it established to work toward cost and quality benchmarks, and the challenges it faces in pursuing a care delivery model based on collaboration.

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