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CMS Region 9 to Hold Stakeholder Call Tomorrow on AHC Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Region 9 office will hold a stakeholder call tomorrow, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. (PT) to discuss the accountable health communities (AHC) model, which attempts to address the gap between clinical care and community services in the health care delivery system. The AHC model will test whether increased awareness of, and access to, services addressing health-related social needs — such as food insecurity or inadequate housing — will impact total health care costs and improve the health and quality of care for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in targeted communities. To join the call, dial (877) 267-1557 and enter meeting ID 992 868 638.