The Federally Qualified Health Center Urban Health Network


The Federally Qualified Health Center Urban Health Network comprises of 10 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in the Minneapolis–St. Paul area that sought an accountable care organization (ACO) through a Medicaid demonstration project with Minnesota.

In a case study, it explores various contexts. These include: the state context under which the ACO contract emerged; origins of the coalition; the members' motivations to participate; strategies and processes established to work toward cost and quality benchmarks; challenges faced in pursuing accountable care; and the organizational strengths that facilitated the health centers' shift from competition to collaboration.


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