The Florida Council for Community Mental Health (FCCMH) and Centene Corporation have started working with Behavioral Health Organizations (BHOs) in Florida to jointly develop and organize a new Independent Practice Association (IPA) which would operate a clinically-integrated behavioral health network serving as preferred providers to Sunshine Health Plan, Inc. (Sunshine Health) and other third-party payors across the State of Florida and have invited members of the Florida Behavioral Health Association (FBHA) to participate in this opportunity. An IPA is a network of providers who agree to participate in an association to contract with managed care plans. Although providers maintain ownership of their practices and administer their own offices, the IPA serves as a corporate structure for negotiating and administering managed care contracts for its members. Working together, the IPA will support practice transformation, enhance provider cash flow, and promote value-based relationships that appropriately reward Behavioral Health Organizations for the value they deliver.
The purpose of the IPA will be to:
• Align providers and allow opportunity to invest in shared infrastructure.
• Promote IPA member health, recovery, engagement, and choice.
• Leverage scale and efficiencies allowing providers to be able to more safely take on risk.
• Develop a system of care driven by best practices which offers community-based services provided in the least restrictive environment possible, utilizing technology and actionable data.
• Be an incubator for innovation and creativity with the ability to be proactive, creative and responsive to emerging needs as they relate to behavioral health and IHHs.
• Empower providers to have more ownership within and ability to influence the behavioral health system of care in Florida.
• Research and define best practices to streamline and improve efficiencies across providers.
• Advocate to the State of Florida and health plans to help create a sustainable behavioral health system of care across Florida.
This opportunity is available to behavioral health providers operating in Florida that are current Medicaid providers. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce this business opportunity and solicit engagement and/or investment of behavioral health providers into the IPA. This meeting is targeted to company decision makers (CEO and CFO).