Community Care of North Carolina’s Child Health Accountable Care Collaborative (CHACC)

Perhaps the core idea behind emerging models of care like accountable care organizations (ACOs) and projects like Community Care of North Carolina’s Child Health Accountable Care Collaborative (CHACC) is an old concept – build relationships. ACO models are about preserving the sacred doctor-patient relationship, and they are about breaking down the silos and building meaningful relationships between different sectors of the health care system.

CHACC, which began last year thanks to a three-year, $9.3 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovations Center, hopes to show just how this can work to the benefit of the patient and to benefit the entire system by providing value and cost savings. More