The Institute is involved in efforts to demonstrate and improve the overall value of BHCHP’s services, which means considering the quality of the care we provide as well as the impact of our program on health care costs and utilization. Due to the complex nature of patients’ health care and housing needs, BHCHP participates in a variety of initiatives and partnerships aimed at addressing both complex medical conditions and the social determinants of health, with a goal of improving health outcomes and lowering medical costs.
Our unique medical respite program, for example, provides over 100 beds for short-term medical care and case management for homeless persons who are too sick for street or shelter, but who do not require costly inpatient hospital care. As a Behavioral Health Community Partner (BH-CP), we partner with Accountable Care Organizations in the Boston region to provide focused and effective care coordination to MassHealth patients with high behavioral health-related social needs. We are also a primary care provider with the Boston Accountable Care Organization (BACO), affiliated with Boston Medical Center, as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Duals Demonstration with the Commonwealth Care Alliance. Every day, our staff engages thoughtfully and collaboratively in efforts to deliver excellent, equitable, and efficient care.