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Dear CPAA Partner,

Cascade Pacific Action Alliance (CPAA), one of nine Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs) in Washington, is preparing for the distribution of first-year funds under the Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP).

The Washington State Health Care Authority has structured the MTP’s financial administration through a Financial Executor portal, where funds will be held until the CPAA Board approves disbursement.

Registering with the Financial Executor portal is a prerequisite for receiving MTP funds; however, registration with the portal does not guarantee funding. Funding allocations will be made by the CPAA Board at a later time.

In order to be considered for funding, please provide us with the following information at your earliest convenience:

• Organization Name
• Type of Entity
• Employer Identification Number (EIN)
• Contact Name (point of contact within your organization responsible for finance and contracts)*
• Contact’s Phone Number
• Contact’s Email Address
• Project Area(s) You Are Interested in Participating in
• Are You Interested in Value-Based Payment Incentives and/or the High Performance Pool**

*This individual will serve as the administrator for your organization’s account in the payment portal and is responsible for managing your organization’s account.
**Every year, the state requires an increasing percentage of contracts in the region to be value-based, up to 90% by the fifth year of the MTP. Value-Based Payment Incentives are additional funds the region can receive if the region meets these goals. Funds in the High Performance Pool may become available to the region if CPAA meets its performance goals but other ACHs miss their targets.

The Financial Executor will be conducting batch uploads on the 15th of every month. CPAA will send the Financial Executor partner information we have collected by that time. The Financial Executor then verifies provider names and EINs to ensure they match. Therefore, it is important that you provide your organization name exactly as it appears in your Form W9. If the EIN and organization name match, you can expect an email by the following week, inviting you to register with the portal. If they do not match, you will be contacted by the Financial Executor and provided any necessary assistance.

When you register with the Financial Executor portal, you will be asked to agree to the terms of the Standard Partnership Agreement by checking “I agree”. Please click here to see attached terms for details. This is a binding commitment with the Financial Executor. Although it is not a commitment for funding from CPAA, it is a prerequisite for receiving payment.

The CPAA Finance Committee is currently developing a funds distribution methodology for partnering providers. Once the CPAA Board has approved the methodology and providers have been selected for participation, CPAA will send out a separate Letter of Agreement, outlining the specific scope of work and deliverables that trigger payment of partnering providers through the portal. A first step toward qualification as a paid partnering provider will be your participation in a forthcoming capacity assessment.

Again, registration in the portal is required to receive MTP funds. Likely, after providing an initial planning stipend, payments to partnering providers will be staggered as milestones are achieved.

CPAA anticipates being able to begin paying out MTP funding to partnering providers by May 2018, subject to board approval. Funds could be dispersed earlier, so we encourage you to register with the portal as soon as possible to ensure you receive payment without delays.

In order to make the cutoff deadline for the March 15 batch upload, please send your information (see bullets above) to CPAA by COB Friday, March 9.

Contact Samantha Tatum, CPAA Operations Director, if you have any questions: or 360-539-7576 x118.

Thank you,
Winfried Danke
Chief Executive Officer
Cascade Pacific Action Alliance