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Q: What is the origin story of Radiant Alliance? How did it come to be?

A: Radiant Alliance began with discussions regarding the future of Managed Medicaid in health and human services. Kent Anderson, CEO of Metta Healthcare, and Erhardt Preitauer, CEO of CareSource discussed a strategic collaboration. Building on existing collaborations between Metta Healthcare (Ohio’s Hospice) and United Church Homes, the Alliance aims to optimize outcomes and enable aging in place through a continuum of care and support services. Genacross Lutheran Services has subsequently joined the alliance as a fourth member.

Q: What aspects of Radiant Alliance’s mission resonate with the member organizations?

A: The members align closely around their shared missions, core values and objectives. As non-profit, mission-based organizations, they prioritize trust and connectivity in their relationships. The member organizations are particularly drawn to the collaborative nature of the Alliance, which encourages partnerships across sectors and leverages innovative expertise. They believe in supporting Medicaid members by enabling them to remain in their homes longer and enhancing their quality of life. The autonomy in governance within the Alliance allows each organization to contribute their expertise without disruption, fostering efficient decision-making processes. By integrating both similar and dissimilar organizations and exploring partnerships beyond traditional business lines, Radiant Alliance demonstrates a commitment to holistic and impactful solutions, which resonates deeply with the four respective organizations.

Q: What criteria does Radiant Alliance use to evaluate potential new members and what are the expectations for active participation and contribution? Are there risks?

A: Radiant Alliance actively evaluates potential new members based on strategic value, considering factors such as geographical location and service line expansion. It emphasizes the importance of financial stability, ensuring that potential members are self-sustaining entities. Additionally, the Alliance considers alignment with principles and the presence of a supportive board as crucial aspects. It values organizations with expertise and a strong legacy, prioritizing quality performance. The alliance expects active participation and contribution from members, emphasizing collaborative engagement and leveraging each member’s strengths. While any partnership carries inherent risks, the Alliance mitigates these through thorough evaluation and alignment of values and objectives.

Q: Are there any specific industries or sectors that Radiant Alliance is particularly interested in partnering with?

A: Radiant Alliance seeks partnerships with specific industries or sectors that align with its mission. These industries include organizations working with Managed Long-Term Service and Supports (MLTSS), providers for Intellectual Development Disability (IDD), and those serving the underserved, particularly targeting lower-income populations. Additionally, the Alliance aims to collaborate with organizations in states where CareSource operates Managed Medicaid health plans.

Q: How does Radiant Alliance benefit member organizations growth and impact? What do you anticipate its impact will be?

A: The benefits of joining Radiant Alliance include leveraging expertise from each organization to enhance clinical practices, facilitating a smooth transition to value-based payment arrangements (such as ISNPS and DSNPS) and enabling the expansion of services to serve more individuals beyond Ohio. The collaboration will result in improved care delivery and increased impact on the communities served by the organization(s).

Q: What examples exist today of successful collaborations or partnerships within Radiant Alliance that have resulted in tangible benefits for member organizations?

A: Radiant Alliance has already implemented several successful collaborations. These initiatives include remote patient monitoring (RPM), a master lease housing program, clinical leadership collaborations, the implementation of NaviGuide for service coordination, and the Senior Connect platform within NaviGuide. These partnerships have yielded tangible benefits for member organizations, enhancing service delivery and coordination across various healthcare initiatives.

Q: If an organization were to join Radiant Alliance, what should it expect to see in terms of involvement from CareSource?

A: While CareSource offers capital availability and access to programs, the focus is on strategic alignment and growth rather than daily operations. There will be opportunities for regular interactions including CEO forums for strategy alignment and opportunity awareness.

Q: How can I get in touch with Radiant Alliance if I have further questions?


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