Are you ready for some more quality BS? Here is the summary from an AAFP newsletter:
The 32 initial participants in the CMS Accountable Health Communities program will need to keep comprehensive databases with information on health care professionals who can address health-related social needs, collect and share beneficiary data, and monitor and evaluate how well beneficiaries’ social needs are being met. The program has three tracks — awareness, assistance and alignment — focused on increasing beneficiary awareness of available services, supporting community services for high-risk beneficiaries and improving alignment of services and needs.
You have to love that the databases they are tracking are actually on the health care professionals. It’s about time they are held accountable for their patients’ social needs. I am obviously being facetious. So, remember folks, the three A’s will get you a better bonus and make you a better doctor:
- Awareness (being aware that this is unproven)
- Assistance (you will get no assistance in accomplishing this task)
- Alignment (aligning yourself with a new job offer once you realize what a waste of time this is)
Can’t wait for the next program from CMS to come that disregards the last one. It is all just one big game and circle jerk.