National Association of Community Health Centers / Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / Categories: Value Based Payment, Engaging in Value Based Payment Models Payment Reform Readiness Assessment Tool The readiness assessment tool allows health centers to systematically self-assess their current state of readiness for engagement in value-based payment initiatives and identify opportunities to improve or maintain readiness. The tool includes a series of statements and scaled response choices for health center leadership and management staff to respond to. The tool is organized into three domains: Organizational leadership to pursue and guide payment reform eff orts (including leadership in the development of partnerships); Change management and service delivery transformation with the ability to make robust use of data and information to support payment reform eff orts (and related delivery system redesign); and Financial and operational analysis required for the successful participation in payment reform initiatives. Additional resources are available at http://nachc.org/policy-matters/states/payment-reform/ to support health centers as they complete the tool, including “tips for completion” and a webinar on how to complete the tool. Resource Links Link to the NACHC Payment Reform Readiness ToolThis web-based tool helps health centers assess and identify areas for improvement in key competencies needed to successfully engage in the most prevalent and emerging payment reform models. Previous Article Health Centers in the Era of Accountable Care Next Article Successful Practices in Accountable Care: El Rio Community Health Center Tags: leadership Financial partnerships payment reform readiness risk change management system delivery transformation Print 1714 Related Resources Transforming Payment for Oregon’s Community Health Centers through an Alternative Payment Methodology Please login or register to post comments.