Planning for Sustainability and Advancing Health Equity during the Public Health Emergency: AHC Meeting Summary

Authors: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Year: 2021
State: NatDoc: National Document
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Publicly Available: Yes
Sustainable Financing: General other, How to engage and work with Medicaid, MCO or bundled payment reimbursement models, Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams
Workforce Development: CDC expand CHW work into SDOH, General other (including mention of “employment practices”)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held the 2021 Virtual Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Meeting: “Planning for Sustainability” on February 3 and 4, 2021. This meeting provided a forum for bridge organizations and their partners to discuss strategies to optimize AHC Model implementation and sustain the AHC work beyond the cooperative agreement period. In response to the public health emergency (PHE) and a national call for racial justice, this meeting also highlighted the importance of health equity to advance and sustain the AHC Model activities. Attendees included representatives from the 28 bridge organizations and partners, including community service providers and frontline staff, state Medicaid agencies, CMS Project Officers and leadership, and CMS contractors. This summary includes highlights from each session.

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