The healthcare system in the United States is undergoing major changes that affect all of us—as patients who receive medical services or as the providers who deliver it. As a result, Washington’s medical practices are facing a dramatic shift in how care will be delivered to patients and how providers will be paid.
Health care is changing
What makes the WA Portal different?
While there are many other national websites and programs focused on practice transformation, the WA Portal is different for several reasons:
- It targets the unique needs of small- and medium-sized behavioral health agencies and primary care practices of 20 or fewer providers in Washington State
- It supports the nine Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs) to make sure uniquely regional needs are addressed
- It provides region-specific resources and links to assist practices, Regional Connectors, and Coaches engaged in practice transformation work
Portal partners and funding sources
The Portal is a partnership between the University of Washington’s Department of Family Medicine Primary Care Innovations Lab (PCI-Lab) and the Washington State Department of Health.
The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1G1-14-001 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of HHS or any of its agencies.