Becker's Healthcare August 11, 2022
Jakob Emerson

First launched in 2017, CMS’ Accountable Health Communities Model has provided valuable insights on how to better incorporate social determinants screenings and community services navigation and referrals throughout the healthcare system, according to an article posted Aug. 8 in Health Affairs.

The 28 participating organizations included community-based organizations, payers, health information exchanges, hospitals and integrated health systems across 21 states to test whether screening for and addressing social determinants would affect care costs and reduce utilization.

Five key lessons:

  1. All participating organizations used a tool to screen Medicare and Medicaid enrollees for social determinants like food insecurity and housing instability. As of June, more than 1.1 million unique screenings have taken place. Over 35 percent of enrollees had at...

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Topics: ACO (Accountable Care), CMS, Equity/SDOH, Govt Agencies, Health System / Hospital, Healthcare System, Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Payer, Payment Models, Provider, Value Based
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