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The Coordinating Center Expands Coordination Services to Transform Population Health

MEDIA RELEASE

The Coordinating Center is expanding its evidenced-based care coordination services to be part of the movement to transform population health in Maryland. The Coordinating Center is excited to announce that it is the first state-wide, nonprofit care coordination agency to be part of two regional partnerships that will receive grant funding from the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) for System Transformation. A total of nine awards equaling just over $30.5 million were awarded to help Maryland hospitals meet the goals of the new All-Payer Model and Triple Aim.

Working with local hospitals and other community organizations, The Coordinating Center is a proud partner of the Nexus Montgomery Regional Partnership and the Bay Area Transformation Partnership.

As part of the Nexus Montgomery Regional Partnership, The Coordinating Center will provide health coaching and care coordination through the Wellness and Independence for Seniors at Home (WISH) program. WISH aims to reduce avoidable hospital use by people age 65+ living independently in Montgomery and parts of Prince George’s counties who are in jeopardy of declining health.

Working with Anne Arundel Medical Center and the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, The Coordinating Center will provide health coaching and care coordination to individuals who are at risk for hospitals encounters and have Medicare or who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid as part of the Bay Area Transformation Partnership.

With more than 33 years of experience in delivering community-based care coordination with people with disabilities and the most complex medical and social needs, The Coordinating Center has the expertise needed to help the state of Maryland reduce per capita hospital expenditures and improve health outcomes. “We are looking forward to partnering with the hospitals and community organizations in the Nexus Montgomery Regional Partnership and the Bay Area Transformation Project to help individuals throughout the state meet their health goals,” said Carol Marsiglia, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships. “Our results show that community-based care coordination identifies health and social risks that can be addressed to avoid hospital encounters, resulting in better health outcomes, increased customer satisfaction and lower costs to our health system.”