Hospice News May 4, 2022
Holly Vossel

The diversity, equity and inclusion components of Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity, Access and Community Health (ACO REACH) program show promise for expanding access to care, though it means participating hospices will need to devote scarce resources to meet program requirements.

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) last year announced a “strategy refresh” that included a renewed focus on health care equity in payment model design. ACO REACH is among the first new models to use this approach. The program, set to launch in 2023, replaces the Geographic Direct Contracting Model and the Global and Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) models.

Participating providers must develop and implement a robust health equity plan that both identifies underserved communities and lays...

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