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COMPASS Partners

Learn more about the nine COMPASS implementation partners. Also note that some of the 171 clinics involved in the initiative are continuing to implement the model as is, while other medical groups are integrating components of COMPASS into their medical home or other collaborative care management models.

Consortium Partners

AIMS (Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions) Center at the University of Washington

The AIMS Center at the University of Washington is a group of faculty, staff and consultants dedicated to improving the health of populations by advancing the research and implementation of Collaborative Care, a specific model of integrated care developed at the University of Washington to treat common and persistent mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. The AIMS Center was founded by Jürgen Unützer, an internationally recognized psychiatrist and health services researcher who spent the past 20 years developing innovative integrated care models and translating research on evidence-based behavioral health interventions into effective clinical and public health practice.

Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW)

In 1992, Washington’s Community Health Centers voted to create the Community Health Network of Washington and the subsidiary not-for-profit managed care company — Community Health Plan of Washington. Plan membership grew from 14,000 members in 1993 to over 300,000 currently. CHPW is the only not-for-profit health plan in the state founded by local community health centers. This network brought together shared values for equal access to health care, years of experience in community organizing, and effective health care administration.

HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research (HPIER)

HPIER is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health through discovery, the translation of research and health professional education.

Our researchers are dedicated to conducting high-quality, public-domain health research, proposed and led by multidisciplinary teams of independent PhD- and MD-level investigators rigorously trained in statistics, economics, epidemiology, and other fields. Their work is often done in collaboration with other academic and research organizations throughout the world and in conjunction with HealthPartners medical, dental and mental health professionals.

Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO)

Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest non-profit health plan, serving approximately 10 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Kaiser Permanente is divided into eight independent regional organizations, governed by a national board with headquarters in Oakland, California. The Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO) region, established in 1969, is a closed panel, group model, non-profit HMO.

Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC)

Kaiser Permanente Southern California is an integrated health care system that provides comprehensive health services for approximately 3.8 million residents of Southern California. The population served by KPSC is socio-economically diverse and broadly representative of the racial/ethnic groups living in Southern California. KPSC is one of Kaiser Permanente’s largest regions, and provides care at 14 hospitals (referred to as medical centers) and almost 200 medical offices by a partnership of over 6,000 physicians who comprise the entire range of medical specialists.

Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement (Mi-CCSI)

The Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement is a consortium of providers and payers collaborating to implement and test clinical models in primary care to improve results for patients and stabilize or reduce costs. Mi-CCSI member organizations include those directly affiliated with large systems within the West Michigan region, including smaller physician organizations similar to Independent Provider Associations, employed medical groups, physician-hospital organizations, and payers with a regional/state market and national market. The three provider groups participating under the Mi-CCSI membership are Lakeshore Health Network, Mercy Health Physician Partners and Spectrum Health Medical Group.

Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association (MACIPA)

The Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association is a physician membership organization. Some practices are privately owned; others are owned by Mt. Auburn Hospital, their partner hospital. MACIPA was formed in the 1980’s to negotiate physician contracts with health plans, to educate physicians about current and upcoming clinical standards, to maintain and support its member physician groups’ electronic health records and above all, to help physicians provide excellent care to their patient populations. MACIPA is a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization, one of the original 32 established by the Affordable Care Act in 2012, and one of 19 now remaining in the program.

Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI)

The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative is a non-profit operating arm of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, and is one of the first regional collaboratives of medical, business, and civic leaders organized to address health care safety and quality improvement. Since its founding in 1997, PRHI has served as a neutral convener and a catalyst for quality improvement and has pioneered a Lean-based quality improvement methodology in health care called Perfecting Patient Care SM (PPC). PRHI’s PPC methodology initially focused on infections and errors in hospitals. Today, PRHI provides training and coaching in long-term care facilities, primary care medical groups, hospitals, and specialty care settings, including AIDS service organizations.

ICSI Member Groups

Entira Family Clinics

Entira Family Clinics is a family medicine practice with 74 providers and 12 neighborhood-based clinics in the St. Paul, MN metro area. Entira’s goal is to provide primary care for its patients throughout their lives. Entira’s care management model/structure was established with the onset of the health care home (HCH) and the DIAMOND project.

Essentia Health

Essentia Health is a large integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Idaho. Essentia integrates physician group practice, acute care delivery including primary, secondary and tertiary care centers, rural and critical access hospitals, innovative chronic disease management models and preventive services. In January 2013, Essentia Health was certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as one of the initial six Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the U.S.

Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS)

Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. There are more than 4,200 physicians and scientists and 52,000 allied staff that work at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona caring for over 1.2 million unique patients per year. A major part of Mayo’s mission is to care for the complex patient through coordination of care in a tertiary model. What is less well known, is that Mayo also has a growing population health-based model of care for over 130,000 patients in Rochester, and at least that many in the Mayo Clinic Health System.

North Memorial Health Care (NMHC)

North Memorial Health Care is an integrated health system located in the Twin Cities Metro area. NMHC has two hospitals (one Level I Trauma Center), a number of specialty services and 14 primary care clinics. NMHC is working on moving from a traditional fee-for-service payment model to a value or risk-based payment model. Currently, NMHC participates in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) as well as a state Medicaid Demonstration ACO (Integrated Health Partnership). The culture of NMHC can vary by site of care, but overall is rooted in a commitment to independence and physician leadership.

Stillwater Medical Group (SMG)

Stillwater Medical Group Clinic is part of the HealthPartners family of care. It has several locations that include Stillwater (two campuses) and Mahtomedi, MN, and Somerset, WI.  Stillwater Medical Group provides primary and specialty care, and includes approximately 66 primary care clinicians (MDs, NPs, and PAs).