Washington Gorge Action Programs and Skamania County Community Health Selected as Pathways Care Coordination Agencies
Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health (SWACH) has announced the selection of Care Coordinating Agencies (CCAs) in Klickitat and Skamania County for the Pathways Community HUB pilot, which launches in 2019. Washington Gorge Action Programs (WGAP) will serve Klickitat County. Skamania County Community Health will serve Skamania County.
CCAs are an integral part of the Pathways Community Care Coordination HUB model (HUB) being implemented in these counties as part of a regional Medicaid Transformation Project. The HUB is an innovative, community-based model that identifies a person’s needs and connects them to community-based services. It ensures community members are served in a timely, coordinated manner and connected to meaningful health and social services that contribute to good health. CCAs will train and hire Community Health Workers (CHWs) to support this work.
SWACH issued a request for applications in the early Fall of 2018 and received a variety of applications. To help assess the responses, SWACH convened several community scoring committees with representatives from a variety of sectors. The scoring committees felt these organizations were well-suited for the role of coordinating care in these communities.
SWACH will provide a variety of support to help these CCAs hire, train and employ Pathways CHWs and transition to a new, outcome-based payment system.