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Rules of Engagement: Considerations in Forming a Network

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​You’ve got willing and interested partners, but how formal does your network need to be in order to contract with a health care partner? What are the options? This presentation will review the reasons why forming a network are beneficial, review network model options and considerations to forming a network, and provide insight from an existing network.



Paul Cantrell is Vice President of Product Development for the Georgia Business Forum on Health (a coalition of large, self-insured employers). Paul has been a constructive voice and frequent speaker on health care and social service topics related to health care reform, compliance, quality, systems change and operational challenges for more than 20 years.

Nikki Kmicinski, MS, RD, CDN is the Executive Director for the non-profit Western New York Integrated Care Collaborative (WNYICC) where she oversees this regional network of over 20 agencies working toward sustainability and integrated health care. Nikki has been a Registered Dietitian for over 20 years, was a licensed real estate agent for 10 years, and owns a property management company with her husband.


Participants in this webinar will be able to:

•     Be able to identify the three most prevalent structures for CBO networks and the primary reasons for each.
•     Be able to identify five important legal documents and why they are important for networks.
•     Understand key structural considerations necessary for developing a CBO network.
•     Learn about an existing Network and lessons learned from its formation.