Earlier this month, the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced the Accountable Health Communities Model and funding opportunity. The model is the first to test ways to address the health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
It makes available $157 million in funding for a five-year model to support local communities working together to address the unmet health-related social needs, such as food insecurity and inadequate or unstable housing, of community-dwelling beneficiaries. These unmet needs may increase an individual's risk of developing chronic conditions, reduce an individual's ability to manage these conditions, increase health care costs, and lead to avoidable health care utilization.
For more information please visit: https://www.cms.gov
The deadline to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) is February 8, 2016. More information on the LOI is available here: http://innovationgov.force.com/ahc. Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 1:00pm EST on March 31, 2016.