Community Health Excellence grant awarded to CMMC

PacificSource Health Plans announced CMMC received the $40,000 PacificSource Community Health Excellence grant. The grant will go to support the CMMC Care Coordination department and will be used toward the Central Montana Quality Improvement Initiative.

The purpose of the Central Montana Quality Improvement Initiative is to coordinate healthcare through evidence-based quality improvement activities to achieve better health, better healthcare and lower costs. The goals are to improve financial and operational efficiency within the Central Montana QICCI Consortium using quality improvement strategies and optimizing the use of the electronic medical record; to improve patient healthcare outcomes focusing on clinical indicators for management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as reduction of obesity and smoking; and to improve patient engagement and satisfaction by improving access to care, ongoing provider support and lowing out of pocket expenses.

Additional program objectives include improved health outcomes for patients served by the Consortium, enhanced chronic disease management; and better engagement of patients and their caregivers. The geographic area to be served includes rural and remote areas of Central Montana. The service area includes nine counties: Choteau, Fergus, Garfield, Golden Valley, Judith Basin, Musselshell, Petroleum, Phillips and Wheatland.

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