Who We Are

Founded in 2013, Altair ACO began with six HCBS providers (Lutheran Social Service of MN, Hammer Residences, Living Well Disabilities, Lifeworks, Opportunity Partners, and Mount Olivet Rolling Acres) coming together to share best practices for supporting quality lives of individuals with disabilities.

The collaborative grew throughout the years, focusing our mission and adding members in 2016, 2018, 2019 and again in 2020. Today, our disability led social Accountable Care organization is a collaboration of 14 providers supporting over 20,000 individuals statewide in Minnesota, and more than 30% of the disability waiver population.

Our Focus

Operating Principal

Altair is focused on being an alternative to a managed care solution for the state of Minnesota supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health.


Altair provides quality solutions and services to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and mental health through HCBS and ICF Services.


Altair ACO is the expert in population health for Minnesotans with developmental and intellectual disabilities and mental health through HCBS and ICF Services.


  1. Person-centered
  2. Continuum of care/life-time focused
  3. Collaboration
  4. Innovation
  5. Sustainability

Our Partners

What We Do

We represent 30% of all individuals in the state on waivered services.

A national leader is bringing forward new integrated models of health and services targeted at reducing Medicaid cost and improving quality of life for individuals with disabilities.

Altair provides the innovation space - turning ideas into action! We have received over $1.6 M in grants supporting this innovation from Robert Wood Johnson, MN Department of Human Services, MN Department of Health, Schulze Foundation, George Family Foundation, and the Bigelow Foundation since 2015.

We have strong partnerships and an established reputation in Minnesota and across the country.

  1. MN DHS sits at the table with Altair as part of a national grant – the Business Acumen Learning Collaborative to review and discuss new models of service with a value based perspective.
  2. Altair sits on the ANCOR Alternative Payment Models workgroup.
  3. UCare partners with us to rethink community based care coordination for individuals with IDD.

Altair has envisioned an integrated model of services, called LifeConnect, that demonstrates the value of HCBS/ICF providers in the health outcomes and key performance indicators of services. LifeConnect integrates the LifePlan, Health Information Exchange, Home Health Services, Wellness, Behavioral Health, and Pharmacy therapies.

How It All Works

The Services

  • Community Integration – Housing and Employment through the LifePlan
  • Wellness to Healthy Outcomes – Medical, Behavioral Health and In-Home Services
  • Intensive Services – High acuity individuals in residential settings with Care Management at core

Incentive & Shared Payment Models

  • Integrated Health Payment – Shared savings on a TCOC basis with Medical Group
  • State-wide Incentive Payment Grant – Community housing, employment and integration
  • Braided funding payments based on TCOC (Total Cost of Care) – Waiver and SNBC (state disability insurance program)

Data Driven Quality Solutions

  • LifePlan – Social determinents, housing, employment, wellness & health
  • Triple AIM – Population health, experience of care, per capita cost
  • Health Information Exchange – Social and Health integrated data model