A Quarterly Resource Bulletin from Capital Link Summer 2018
Message from the CEO
Capital Link offers our congratulations to health centers during National Health Center Week! We hope to catch up with many colleagues and friends at NACHC’s annual CHI & EXPO this month. Each year both of these events provide us with the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of those dedicated to the health center industry. This year, we have even more to celebrate since it is Capital Link’s 20th anniversary.
In this issue of Capital Ink, the article Learning Collaboratives – a Year in Review provides an overview of the peer-to-peer learning programs we facilitated this year and a preview of our next round of offerings.
Also in this issue, under Resources, we highlight our new Market Assessment reports and Disaster Recovery Resources for Health Centers. We’re also anticipating the release of two new resources designed to help health centers better understand their cost of care and how to measure their unique cost structures and compare them to peers: Cost Per Visit – Measuring Health Center Performance and Cost of Care Trends for Community Health Centers. Developed in partnership with NACHC, the updated issue brief Cost Per Visit – Measuring Health Center Performance reinforces basic methodologies for calculating cost as the platform for transitioning from a visit-based reimbursement model to one that is patient-based. Capital Link’s Cost of Care Trends for Community Health Centers further explores the components of health center costs with a four-year trends analysis across a series of cost-focused ratios. We hope to announce the release of these two resources in early September.
This issue also provides an update on the latest federal health center news, health center highlights, and a list of our upcoming presentations and our next round of webinars. We hope to see you at the CHI at our presentation and at booth 706!
Allison Coleman, CEO