CareChoice Cooperative

Who are we?

Organized in 1996, CareChoice Cooperative is the nation’s first senior care cooperative formed by nonprofit, mission-driven providers of aging services. There are 19 Member organizations in CareChoice representing 49 nursing homes primarily located in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metropolitan region. In addition to nursing facilities, many Members offer senior living options such as assisted living, independent living and memory care units. Some Members also operate Medicare-certified Home Health Care, therapy and hospice programs in their communities.

CareChoice holds contracts with all of the major area managed care health plans. In addition, CareChoice seeks collaborative funding opportunities for quality initiatives on behalf of their members to elevate nursing home staff skills and facilities in pursuit of the triple aim: improving patient experience, improving health and controlling costs.

What do we do?

CareChoice is governed by a Board of Directors and its respective committees. Members and staff serve on the various committees to help govern the Cooperative. This governing structure provides an avenue for increased communication and collaboration across Member organizations.

CareChoice negotiates collective contracts with Minnesota health plans for participation in their network of nursing homes serving individuals in need of short-term care. We strive to ensure our communities are able to provide their patients with the highest quality care within our contracted rates. CareChoice works in partnership with contracted health plans to provide educational forums for staff and share best practices on managed care billing and services.

Our Mission

To provide financial and operational benefits to our member organizations through innovation and collaboration.