Route 66 Consortium
Accountable Health Communities is a partnership between CMS and MyHealth Access Network to study if identifying and addressing health-related social needs impacts health care cost and reduces health care utilization. Accountable Health Communities is looking at how factors outside the clinical setting impact the health of patients.
Accountable Health Communities aims to:
- Conduct systematic health-related social needs screenings of patients in partner clinics
- Refer patients to community services that may be able to address the identified social needs
- Navigate Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to community service providers in their communities
- Align community partners to optimize capacity to address health-related social needs.
MyHealth is using a mobile screening process that sends a text message with a link to a screening that will identify health-related social needs and provide the patient a list of customized resources to help address the identified needs. This process provides a valuable service to the patient with no additional workload for the healthcare facility.
Accountable Health Communities will focus on the following core areas:
- Housing instability and quality
- Food insecurity
- Utility needs
- Interpersonal violence
- Transportation needs beyond medical transportation.
The study will also provide Navigation services for high-risk Medicare and Medicaid patients through the Tulsa and Oklahoma City County Health Departments. The patient will be contacted by a Navigator who will help connect them with community service providers in their area to meet their identified social needs. They will provide follow up support for up to a year.
Contact: AHC@myhealthaccess.net or (918) 703-4766
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To request AHC information in an accessible format you can:
- Call us 1-918-703-4766
- Email us at AHChelp@myhealthaccess.net.
- Send us a fax to 1-918-236-3435
- Send us a letter to: Attn: AHC Staff, P.O. Box 56, Tulsa, OK 74101
Your request should include your name, phone number, type of information you need (if known) and the mailing address where we should send the materials. We may contact you for additional information.