Patient First primary medical providers and other primary care providers are invited to attend one of seven upcoming meetings to learn more about Medicaid’s proposed Alabama Coordinated Health Networks (ACHNs).
ACHNs are designed to create a single care coordination delivery system that effectively links patients, providers and community resources within each of seven regions. In coordination with ACHN, there will be a new way of paying primary care providers which will be discussed at these regional meetings. If ACHN is approved by the federal government, the networks are expected to be implemented on October 1, 2019.
Meetings will be at the following locations: Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Muscle Shoals, Montgomery and Anniston. All meetings will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. An online session will be scheduled in February.
The first four meetings have been scheduled:
Tuesday, January 8 – 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Southern Alabama Regional Council on Aging (SARCOA)
2nd Floor Conference Room
1075 S. Brannon Stand Road, Dothan AL 36305
Thursday, January 10 – 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Huntsville Main Library – Auditorium
915 Monroe Street Southwest, Huntsville, AL 35801
Thursday, January 17 – 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Anniston Meeting Center – Room B
1615 Noble Street, Anniston, AL 36201
Thursday, January 24 – 5:30-6:30 p.m.
NW Shoals Community College – Hospitality Center
800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, AL 35674
Additional meetings in Mobile, Montgomery and Birmingham will be announced as soon as details are finalized. For more information, go to: http://www.medicaid.alabama.gov/content/2.0_Newsroom/2.7_Special_Initiatives/2.7.6_ACHN.aspx.