Maine Community Accountable Care Organization: Medicare Shared Savings Program Performance Year 2015 Quality and Financial Results

Business Wire examines the 2015 quality and financial results of the Maine Community Accountable Care Organization. The Maine Community Accountable Care organization is collection of provider groups who are participating in a care coordination program for Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries.

“The health centers participating in our ACO are working better together and with our patients. Collectively, our centers generated close to a million dollars in shared savings,” shares Lee Umphrey, board chair of the Maine Community ACO and HFHC Executive Director.

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Can a Healthy Mind Lead to Healthier Bodies in Rural America?

The Atlantic looks at building a health-care system that recognizes the link between mental and physical health.

Harrington Family Health Center executive director, Lee Umphrey is quoted in the article

Harrington provides not only primary care but also mental-health care, dentistry, podiatry, and wellness and prevention services. “The first step in becoming a PCMH was increasing our focus on integration,” says Umphrey. “If a patient comes in and is in mental distress, we have a process internally so that we have a warm handoff to the mental-health department.”

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Using Apps to Improve Rural Healthcare Services

iMedicalApps looks at the impact mobile apps have on improving rural healthcare.

Harrington Family Health Center’s executive director, Lee Umphrey is quoted in the article:

“It’s like having an electronic library at your fingertips” explains Lee Umphrey, CEO of the Harrington Family Health Center, which serves some of the poorest, sickest residents in Harrington, Maine, a small coastal community in Washington County. He was referring to the dozens of apps his clinicians have recently begun using to manage their high risk patient population.

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