Three new Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Chicago Illinois joined the Medical Home Network Accountable Care Organization (MHN ACO). AHS Family Health Center, Christian Community Health Center and Heartland Health Centers are now members of the MHN ACO, which serves Medicaid beneficiaries. The ACO now includes 13 FQHCs and three hospital systems. It has 165,000 attributed Medicaid beneficiaries.
The three new MHN ACO members offer a range of services including care for women, infants and children, plus dental care, and other necessary services for vulnerable communities:
- AHS Family Health Center operates clinics in Chicago’s West Ridge community, Niles and Skokie. Founded as a clinic for immigrants and refugees, AHS FHC now has a multilingual staff working with consumers in 25 different African, Asian/Pacific Island and European languages.
- Christian Community Health Center provides medical, dental and pharmacy services at its main clinic in Chicago’s Washington Heights community and offers interim shelter and supportive services for people coping with homelessness and domestic violence. South suburban family health centers are in Calumet City and South Holland. All are equipped for onsite lab tests and behavioral health services.
- Heartland Health Centers maintains seven community clinics in Chicago and Skokie, health centers at seven Chicago public schools and four addiction counseling sites, a mobile health van and a summer vaccination clinic at Northeastern Illinois University. Geriatric care, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C treatment and substance recovery support are among Heartland’s health care programs.
MHN builds partnerships in the community to connect key stakeholders, from comprehensive primary care to community-based organizations. It helps provider organizations deliver integrated care. The MHN-ACO was created in 2014 to offer whole-person care for Medicaid beneficiaries in Chicago-area communities. It is a wholly provider-owned entity comprised of 13 FQHCs and three hospital systems.
This was reported by Medical Home Network Accountable Care Organization on September 2, 2021.
Contact information: Medical Home Network Accountable Care Organization, 180 N. Stetson, Suite 600-1, Chicago, IL 60601; 312-883-8380; Website: www.mhnaco.org
Contact information: Cheryl Lulias, President and Chief Executive Officer, Medical Home Network, 180 N. Stetson, Suite 600-1, Chicago, IL 60601; 312-274-0126; Email: email@example.com; Website: https://medicalhomenetwork.org/