ACHP Letter to CMS on Health Equity Index Implications

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about the impact of the Medicare Advantage Health Equity Index (HEI) on regional health plans. Health equity is a core priority for ACHP members, but the framework of the HEI falls short of achieving its intended goal. ACHP calls on CMS to eliminate the social risk factor threshold to allow all health plans to showcase their success on addressing disparities.

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ACHP is the voice of a unique approach in health care today, one that puts the patient at the center with plans and clinical teams collaborating to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Our advocacy focuses on providing policymakers with tested solutions, rooted in a model that is proven to deliver better value for patients, employers and taxpayers.

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