Who We Are
King County Care Partners participates in a national learning network committed to advancing Medicaid’s capacity to serve high-need and high-cost populations. The Center for Health Care Strategies worked with multiple partners to develop a multi-pronged initiative – Rethinking Care – that focuses on improving quality and reducing costs for the highest cost, highest need Medicaid beneficiaries.
King County Care Partners’ goals are to:
- Improve health outcomes for program enrollees using evidence-based medicine.
- Support health care home development and coordination for Medicaid clients.
- Intervene with enrollees to prevent avoidable medical costs by improving self-management skills.
The health care home is not a place but a way of providing care for our client population. This definition embraces client, medical provider, nurse, social worker and mental health professional involvement as well as, when appropriate, the client’s family and caregivers.
By coordinating care and services, we seek to provide services, advocacy, support, and treatment intervention in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.
Washingtion State Health Care Authority