SDoH in the News
Revcycle Intelligence: (2/19) – Providers, hospitals and Medicare Advantage plans treating the most vulnerable populations may be at risk for inequitable Medicare payments as Medicare’s reimbursement do not currently account for social factors, frailty, dementia or depression.
Health Leaders: (2/19) – Despite a recent NEJM study, the Camden Coalition is continuing its commitment to serve a complex patient population; one study is not an indictment against all care management and care coordination programs.
NASHP: (2/18) – NASHP evaluates how state leaders are using a wide range of strategies to advance healthy food policies in 2020 and adds in their own recommendations on how states can improve health through healthy food access.
NASHP: (2/18) – In their 2020 state of the state speeches, governors identified new health policy initiatives to tackle health care costs, coverage and quality – including by addressing social determinants.
Modern Healthcare: (2/15) – OSF Healthcare has found a way to screen their patients for social determinants of health by using iPads during check-in and asking patients to fill out a short 14-question survey while waiting for their primary care doctor.
AAFP: (2/14) – From their Leader Voices Blog, this AAFP article argues that advocacy and social determinants must be part of physician training as human health is inextricably linked to social determinants needs.
Health Payer Intelligence: (2/13) -- This article offers four social needs barriers that payers can address to improve their members’ access to care.
Forbes: (2/11) – CVS Health has announced it will invest $75 million in affordable housing in several communities on top of $67 million invested in 2019 in affordable housing.
Health Data Management: (2/11) – As population health models and value-based payment systems gain traction, healthcare organizations must be able to track, manage and measure the services patients receive outside of their offices for quality reporting and effective care management.
Health Payer Intelligence: (2/10) – According to the Change Healthcare 2020 Industry Pulse Report, data sharing, social determinants of health, and simpler language are common priorities as payers seek to strengthen and expand their consumerism strategies.
HIT Consultant: (2/7) – OneCity Health, the NYC Health + Hospitals Performing Provider System under New York State’s DSRIP program has announced the launch of two new programs worth $4.3 million total to address food and housing insecurities among patients in New York city’s public health system.
NJBiz: (2/7) – Inspira Health system has teamed up with schools and food banks to provide monthly pantries, featuring health foods and nutrition counseling for residents as their children’s schools.