The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) is a network of 35 Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives (RHICs) throughout the country. RHICs have been working for years in their communities to advance alternative payment models by adopting a multi-stakeholder, multi-payer approach.
NHRI makes the following commitments in support of APM adoption:
- To continue to provide leadership on the Physician Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee established by MACRA
- To continue to support and elevate Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives (RHICs) in their ongoing work with local providers, purchasers, patients and payers to advance multi-payer payment reform
- To continue to provide leadership by serving on the LAN Guiding Committee, promoting and sharing LAN recommendations among our membership and facilitating comments on white papers
NRHI supports and elevates its national network of regional collaboratives through its events and initiatives. For example, NRHI convenes local leaders – employers, providers, patients, and plans – to collectively identify and address barriers to moving from volume to value. Specifically, NRHI has hosted three National Payment Reform Summits over the years, resulting in concrete recommendations from multi-stakeholder participants. In partnerships with seven RHICs, NRHI has been helping to advance measurement and reporting of total cost of care (TCoC) at the practical level – a critical milestone for achieving population-based or global payments. As such, NRHI’s priorities and initiatives are consistent with the direction of the LAN and APMs.