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How should your health plan tackle social determinants?
Insights and recommendations for health plan CMOs
Left unaddressed, patients’ social issues can drive excess health care spending. Nearly 80% of ED visits by homeless patients can be prevented through primary care, and nationally, annual health-related costs attributed to food insecurity total $155 billion.
Providers and payers agree that focusing on social determinants of health is crucial to managing clinical and financial outcomes for patients, but—between payers, providers, community organizations, and government agencies—it is unclear who is ultimately responsible for funding and delivering these services.
Our experts have pulled together a concise report containing our take on how health plans should address social determinants, plus an overview of publications that are worth a skim.
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