The Accountable Health Communities Model (AHCM) is an opportunity to test, over five years, if systemically identifying and attempting to address the health-related social needs (housing, food, utilities, safety, transportation) through referral and community navigation can reduce healthcare costs, inpatient and outpatient utilization, and improve healthcare quality and delivery. This PowerPoint presentation provides a brief overview of the project.
Western Colorado was selected as one of thirty two sites across the country to participate in this Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation initiative from May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2022.
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RMHP is participating in the AHCM because it is in strategic alignment with goals such as coordinating assessment and care planning, addressing the needs of the whole person, and investing in technology and data sharing. It is also in alignment with Colorado Medicaid’s expectations for the Regional Accountable Entity (RAE). AHCM presents an opportunity to accelerate coordination across medical, behavioral and social service providers and better address the social needs of our community members. In addition, this is a meaningful opportunity to provide policy direction and feedback to federal and state policy leaders and to move the entire healthcare system in a positive direction.
RMHP is committed to participating in this opportunity only to the extent that it has a positive impact on the community.
We recognize and thank the Community Partners that have signed an MOU to-date.
The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.
The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number 1P1CMS331575-01-00 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Stay informed with latest AHCM updates
Rocky Mountain Health Plans is facilitating a series of meetings to gather input and share information on the model and proposal.
Regional meetings are being held by each Community Leader in July. These meetings gather participating and prospective providers, community partners and other local agencies to come together and discuss issues relevant to the specific region as well as get updated on how screenings are going, hurdles being faced, needs being identified, and how the Community Lead is working to address one or more gaps that have been identified. Please mark your calendar with the dates below and see the Community Calendar for specific dates, times and locations.
West Mountain Regional Health Alliance, 7/15/19, 9:30am-11am
Tri-County Health Network, 7/25/19, 1-2pm
Mesa County Public Health, 7/26/19, 8-9:30am
Northwest Colorado Community Partnership, 7/30/19, 11:30am-1pm
Please view the Community Calendar for all upcoming events and deadlines.
Please view the Advisory Board page for meeting details
Annual AHCM Day-Long Symposium 5/7/19
AHCM Community Partners Quarterly Meeting 2/22/19
AHCM Consortium Meeting 6/9/16
AHCM Western Slope Proposal - Update & Discussion 3/4/16
AHCM Meeting for Community Based Organizations 2/23/16
AHCM Kick-Off Meeting 2/4/16