CMS Reveals Accountable Health Communities Model
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to know whether “screening beneficiaries for health-related social needs and associated referrals to and navigation of community-based services” will improve quality and affordability. CMS’ curiosity is worth a new $157 million program, the Accountable Health Communities Model announced right after the beginning of the year.
CMS said the Accountable Health Communities Model will support up to 44 bridge organizations through cooperative agreements, which will deploy a common, comprehensive screening assessment for health-related social needs among all Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries accessing care at participating clinical delivery sites. The model will test three scalable approaches to addressing health-related social needs and linking clinical and community services – community referral, community service navigation, and community service alignment.
Webinars on the AHC Model application process will be held on these dates. :
- Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 2:00 – 3:30pm EST | Registration is now open
- Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 3:00 – 4:30pm EST | Registration is now open