The new Quality & Revenue Community focuses on the industry’s transformation to value-based care; The Social Determinants of Health community will allow cross-sectional thought leaders to share strategies to achieve better outcomes for the most vulnerable populations.

The RISE Association today launched two new virtual member communities to help facilitate networking and education among health care professionals throughout the year so they can continue to collaborate after they return from off-site events.

RISE, which conducts national conferences for health care professionals year-round, had planned to launch the communities this month at RISE Nashville and the National Summit on Social Determinants of Health, but the events were postponed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The virtual communities are now more important than ever due to the need for social distancing.

The Quality & Revenue Community is for health care professionals who are responsible for quality and revenue. The community focuses on the transformation to value-based care to bring health care toward an accountable and sustainable model for government-financed care. Members of the community include health care professionals employed by organizations that support government health care programs including Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial health plans, health care providers, community-based organizations, and government agencies. Members have roles in quality improvement, risk adjustment, compliance, HCC coding, data management, value-based care, and network management.

The second community is devoted to health care professionals responsible for addressing social determinants of health (SDoH), the conditions in the places that people live, learn, work, and play that impact health risks and outcomes. These health-relates behaviors, socioeconomic factors, and environmental factors are the primary drivers of a person’s health.

The SDoH community includes health care professionals employed by organizations that support government health care programs, such as federally qualified health centers, safety net providers, Medicare special needs plans for dually eligible individuals, Medicaid plans, and, community-based organizations, and government agencies. Members are professionals involved in population health, care/case management, complex populations, community outreach, and policy and government relations.

The new communities reflect The RISE Association’s mission to provide a place for like-minded professionals to come together to network, learn, and collaborate to stay ahead and advance their careers. The RISE Association has had to postpone its national conferences for these members until late June due to the coronavirus but is dedicated to providing members with resources.

Last month the RISE Association launched its first community, the Medicare Member Acquisition & Experience Community for local and regional Medicare Advantage health plans looking to differentiate from national carriers and grow and retain their membership base.

Membership in the communities is free.

“We wanted to create a distinct experience and tailor content so members could focus on the community that they identify with and the issues they care most about,” said Kevin Mowll, executive director, RISE Association, noting that members can join multiple communities.

Community members will have access to a new member portal that provides exclusive content, live webinars, user groups, quarterly newsletters, discussion board, a job board, conference discounts, and a directory of solution partners.

“We are thrilled to launch the new member portal to our membership base. As the hub for all community activity, the member portal enables members and community partners to engage, learn, and interact not just at our live conferences, but on a 24/7/365 basis,” said Kristen Smith, vice president, marketing for RISE.

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