CLINICAL EXCELLENCE

COMMUNITY CARE ALLIANCE

Population health solutions and strategies

WHA knows that you are faced with the challenges and uncertainty of providing high quality care for your patient population in this new healthcare environment.  You want your hospital to be rewarded for maintaining healthy populations through better care at lower costs.

WHA formed the Community Care Alliance to provide you a clear, supported path to meet the Triple Aim of improving the patient experience, improving the health of populations and reducing the cost.  CCA provides the infrastructure for providers to learn together and meet the healthcare needs of their communities.

CCA helps you with the following tools:

  • Data analytics and predictive modeling
  • Care coordination training and facilitation
  • Practice Transformation Assistance
  • Health benefits and wellness support
  • Quality monitoring and reporting
  • Network management
  • MSSP ACO support functions

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Connie Mack

Executive Director

970.986.3675

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We will:

  • Access readiness
  • Educate staff
  • Implement plan

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REFERENCE LABORATORY TESTING

Quality diagnostic laboratory testing with Mayo Medical Laboratories

As hospitals face a squeeze on payment rates and margins, WHA knows that there are few types of clinical services, purchased services and medical-supply categories that aren’t facing a harsh bottom-line evaluation.

WHA has partnered with Mayo Medical Laboratories to help your hospital provide exceptional laboratory services for your patients while saving money.

Mayo Medical Laboratories offers more than test results.

  • Your patient’s physician has access to Mayo Laboratory experts to collaborate on the selection and clinical application of laboratory testing during the overall episode of care.
  • Your staff has access to cutting-edge tests, assays, and improved methodologies.
  • Your staff can share best practices with the more than 4,000 hospitals, clinics, and laboratories that Mayo serves.
  • Mayo is dedicated to supporting your hospital and does not compete with its customers for their physician office market.
  • Your patients receive fast, accurate results.  Mayo is continuously improving all processes and services supporting patient care, combining the efficiency of automation and lean principals to simplify and streamline the processes.
  • Customer service representatives are available for your staff 24/7 to answer questions.

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Lisa Emiliusen

Regional Manager

507.254.8469

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LABORATORY SERVICES NETWORK

Discounted laboratory services with Western Healthcare Alliance

We understand the daily challenges our members face within their laboratories and have partnered with them to address common issues since 2005.  Today, our Laboratory Services Network (LSN) provides member education, operations improvement consulting, best practices, and group contracting with discounted services for hospital laboratory directors.

Highlighted Services

  • Discounted reference laboratory testing with Mayo Medical Laboratories.
  • Test-sharing between members.
  • Outreach development and optimization.
  • Continuing education provided by Mayo visiting faculty.
  • Onsite operations assessment and improvement consulting.

Currently, 12 WHA members utilize the common reference laboratory, sending more than 85,000 reference tests to the clinical laboratories of the Mayo Clinic, resulting in annual savings of more than $1 million.  Members receive a discount off each lab test sent to the reference lab, and have realized an average return on investment of 20:1 since the network was formed.

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Angelina Salazar

Chief Executive Officer

970.986.3653

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MOCK SURVEYS

Building leaders, transforming hospitals & improving care with HealthTechS3

We know you are committed to improving patient care and maintaining viability for your facility, however, it can be difficult managing everything on your plate, especially in a rural hospital. With increasing regulatory demands, and requirements to do more with less, you may be seeking support to help you while considering your bottom line.

As a WHA member, you have access to that kind of support through our preferred partner, HealthTechS3. They understand rural healthcare and have worked in rural facilities. As former hospital leaders and executives, they know the challenges of keeping up to date with the continuous changes that occur every day.

HealthTechS3 provides mock surveys to assess readiness, including organizations accredited by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, The Joint Commission, Det Norske Veritas, and Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program.  They provide surveys and assist with plans of correction for:

  • PPS and Critical Access Hospitals
  • Home Health and Hospice
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Rural Health Centers

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Carolyn St. Charles

360.584.9868

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MOCK SURVEYS

Building leaders, transforming hospitals & improving care with HealthTechS3

We know you are committed to improving patient care and maintaining viability for your facility, however, it can be difficult managing everything on your plate, especially in a rural hospital. With increasing regulatory demands, and requirements to do more with less, you may be seeking support to help you while considering your bottom line.

As a WHA member, you have access to that kind of support through our preferred partner, HealthTechS3. They understand rural healthcare and have worked in rural facilities. As former hospital leaders and executives, they know the challenges of keeping up to date with the continuous changes that occur every day.

HealthTechS3 provides a care coordination program that is incorporated into the primary care practice workflow which can both increase reimbursement and position the practice for population health.

They can assist with implementing a care coordination model by:

  • Assessing the current primary care practice workflow and evaluating the Medicare revenue potential for the practice
  • Assisting with the development of a plan for implementation of team-based care focusing on chronic care management, annual wellness visits, and advance care planning
  • Assisting with the implementation of the CrossTX communication and tracking tool, including application set-up, policy and procedure development, and training to allow the practice to bill for chronic care management
  • Providing ongoing support, networking, and education to care coordinators in the practice

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Carolyn St. Charles

360.584.9868

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SWING BED REVIEW

Building leaders, transforming hospitals & improving care with HealthTechS3

We know you are committed to improving patient care and maintaining viability for your facility, however, it can be difficult managing everything on your plate, especially in a rural hospital. With increasing regulatory demands, and requirements to do more with less, you may be seeking support to help you while considering your bottom line.

As a WHA member, you have access to that kind of support through our preferred partner, HealthTechS3. They understand rural healthcare and have worked in rural facilities. As former hospital leaders and executives, they know the challenges of keeping up to date with the continuous changes that occur every day.

HealthTechS3 provides a comprehensive review of existing swing bed programs or assistance with developing new ones for both Critical Access Hospitals and Distinct Part Units. The review of existing programs focuses on CMS regulatory standards including:

  • Policies and procedures
  • Admission, discharge and care planning processes
  • Roles and responsibilities of team members
  • Documentation

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Carolyn St. Charles

360.584.9868

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TRANSITIONAL CARE CONSULTING

Partnering with acute hospitals to help you deliver more care locally with Allevant

We are all more than aware of how our rural residents are underserved.  If they happen to be overcoming a life threatening illness or accident, they are almost certain to need costly rehabilitative services.  Add to that fact that many of our rural healthcare facilities already have limited resources.

There is an answer. Introducing Allevant Solutions, LLC. This consulting company assists rural hospitals and skilled nursing homes to care for a broader, more complex patient group by helping staff learn new methodologies, algorithms and processes such as high-quality transitional care and vent care.  With Allevant, rural facilities can keep more local patients, increase post-acute care offerings, reduce costs and become a new kind of discharge destination.

In addition to the cost savings, participating hospitals benefit from improved communication, enhanced outpatient services, stronger referral relationships and improved patient outcomes.

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Jordan Tenenbaum

Vice President

314.302.5373

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