In 2017, after a long history of working together starting with the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, 18 of New York City’s most innovative, community-based human services agencies partnered to create the EngageWell IPA. While IPA membership continues to evolve, IPA Member-Owners and non-Owner Participating Providers are united in their commitment to designing a collaborative system that enables and empowers individuals to live healthier lives, stay out of the hospital, secure and maintain housing, and avoid preventable health crises.
In 2018, EngageWell IPA was designated one of nineteen, statewide Behavioral Health Care Collaboratives (BHCC) by NYS OMH and OASAS, receiving a Value-Based Payment Readiness Grant. This funding enabled our Network Providers to prepare for risk-bearing contracts with Medicaid Managed Care by the integration of physical and behavioral health, enhanced quality of care, and clinical and financial integration.
In June 2021, EngageWell IPA was selected to participate in the Connected Care Pilot Program, a multi-year project funded by the Federal Communications Commission, to bring ‘connected care services’ – like telehealth and remote patient monitoring – to low-income and veteran populations.
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