Cleveland, OH


Aligning Forces was recently featured in a Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (CHCS) blog post about Alliances’ unique ability to take advantage of State Innovation Model (SIM) grants. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) recently announced Round Two of the SIM Initiative, and the participating awardees will engage a wide set of partners to support their ambitious goals for statewide multi-payer delivery system and payment reform....

This suite of business tools, specific to developing and selling primary care practice support products and services, will help Alliances interested in developing a written strategic plan, determining which products and services to focus on given limited resources, and tracking status of potential revenue streams. Better Health Greater Cleveland assisted in developing the Product Prioritization Matrix and the New Business Practice Pipeline Tracking Report. They have used these two tools extensively and have found them to be very beneficial in supporting business decisions during...

To get the collaborative approach working, Cleveland’s Alliance had to overcome some history, according to J.B. Silvers. First, the approach was “just trust the doctor”—which, needless to say, did not work well. The second phase was to trust the managers and the free market to fix the system, but that resulted in managed care and subsequent frustration. Finally, a collaborative model emerged in Cleveland, and it has been a success. Cleveland focused on primary care, celebrated victories, and had trusted data because of the uptake of electronic medical systems. The...

Cleveland Aligning Forces for Quality (Cleveland AF4Q) is led by Better Health Greater Cleveland, an alliance of  providers, patients, purchasers, and health plans.   Established in 2007, the mission of the nonprofit collaborative is to improve the health and value of health care provided to people with chronic medical conditions in Northeast Ohio. Through its growing number of clinical partners, Better Health reaches more than 70% of the chronically ill in Cuyahoga County.

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Cleveland, OH
Better Health Greater Cleveland
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109
Dr. Randall Cebul MD
Better Health Greater Cleveland