Social Determinants of Health

Summary of CMMI Accountable Health Communities Model

January 13, 2016 2:15 pm

On Jan. 5, 2016, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced the Accountable Health Communities Model (AHC). Given that many of the biggest drivers of healthcare costs and outcomes are unmet health-related social needs, the model seeks to test whether or not integrating social supports into the delivery system will have a positive impact on health outcomes and expenditures. Therefore, CMMI is making 44 grants available to hospitals and other community entities.

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