What is ACO REACH?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (ACO REACH) model to make it easier for providers to work together to improve care coordination and health outcomes for aligned traditional Medicare (Medicare fee-for-service) patients, especially in underserved communities. The goals of the model are to make care more accessible and improve the patient experience, with an emphasis on health equity, while reducing the total cost of care.

The ACO REACH Model also has a strong focus on addressing health disparities and social determinants of health. It includes a health equity risk adjustment that incentivizes ACOs serving higher proportions of underserved beneficiaries. It is a program that builds on past CMS value-based care (VBC) programs and is oriented towards FQHCs.

Medical Home Network REACH ACO: Partnering with FQHCs to Transform Care

Medical Home Network REACH ACO is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) partnering with FQHCs and Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) to support them in providing whole-person care for Medicare patients and organize them for success under value-based arrangements.

The ACO is governed and led by FQHCs. Participating ACO providers coordinate services for patients across care settings to deliver better care and improved outcomes.

Medical Home Network REACH ACO's Vision: To be a high performing ACO that empowers FQHCs to build healthier communities and reduce health disparities.

Benefits for FQHCs

The Medical Home Network model of care links care management to primary care. Care Managers hired from the community are employed by the primary care practice to provide better care navigation and engagement with patients.

To Learn More

If you would like to learn more about Medical Home Network REACH ACO and how we can partner with you to transform care and improve the health of your community, please email info@mhnchicago.org. We look forward to hearing from you!