Improving the quality of healthcare has been a debate for quite some time now, but what seems to be completely bi-partisan and understood, is that everyone wants to create a system that helps to better meet the needs of all people. Focused on reaching that goal, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a redesigned Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model that better reflects the agency’s vision of creating a health system that achieves equitable outcomes through high quality, affordable, person-centered care.
The new model is named the ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health or ACO REACH. It is a redesigned model of the Global and Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) Model.
This new model heavily focuses resources on identifying and finding solutions to the social determinants of health. These health disparities include mortality, life expectancy, burden of disease, mental health, lack of access to care, etc.
It is important for Medicare Beneficiaries to find and partner with a Primary Care Physician who have the support system in place to help find solutions to these needs. Pathways Health Partners has been positioning themselves with community partners to provide access in underserved communities, which enables them the ability to help with finding solutions to the social determinants of health. After all, Pathways Health Partners is your partner on your path to wellness.
To find out more visit our website at PathwaysHP.com or call 1-800-Medicare.