Telligen, as a subcontractor to Actuarial Research Corporation (ARC), was recently awarded new work for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) demonstration: The Frontier Community Health Integration Project (FCHIP).

FCHIP aims to develop and test new models of integrated, coordinated health care in the most sparsely-populated rural counties with the goal of improving health outcomes and reducing Medicare expenditures in three focus areas: telehealth, nursing facility care and ambulance services.

“This work continues to expand Telligen’s implementation support for numerous health care payment and service delivery models introduced by the Innovation Center in recent years,” said Susan Buchanan, Telligen Federal Health Solutions Director.

Critical Access Hospitals in frontier areas of Montana and North Dakota are participating in FCHIP work.

The 7-year effort began March 16. Telligen will provide program support for implementation, performance measurement and monitoring.