Contracting Toolkit

The Aging and Disability Business Institute at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) released a new multi-part Contracting Toolkit designed to help aging and disability community-based organizations (CBOs) navigate the complex terrain of health care contracting.

The first part of the toolkit, Contracting Dos & Don’ts, provides an overview of basic elements and provisions CBOs may encounter as they pursue contracting arrangements with health care providers and payers. Contracting Dos and Don’ts is accompanied by A Lexicon of Contracting Terms, an index of common contracting terms that will help CBOs navigate contract discussions. Together, these two publications cover the basics of health care contracting, helping an organization identify and understand the fundamentals of contract work.

The Business Institute’s Contracting Toolkit explores the critical parts of contracts to better prepare CBOs for this process. In addition to Contracting Dos and Don’ts and A Lexicon of Contracting Terms, the Contracting Toolkit will include the forthcoming Insurance in Contracting Resource Guide and the Information Technology Requirements, Protocols and Standards for Contracting Resource Guide.

Administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), the Business Institute is supported by funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living and The SCAN Foundation.