Health Affairs March 27, 2023
Robert L. Phillips, Andrey Ostrovsky, Richard Gilfillan, Dana Price, Andrew W. Bazemore

A little more than a year and a half ago, our Health Affairs Forefront report on an initial workshop about adjusting health care payments for social risk concluded:

“Adjustment for social risk is a critical step toward equitable healthcare delivery and reversing the tendency of healthcare resources to aggregate in the places and populations with the least need—a phenomenon labeled the “Inverse Care Law.” Precision geographic approaches to assessing social risk … can also support collaboration among the federal, state, local, and private agencies that address social determinants of health.”

That workshop generated considerable stakeholder interest in developing program policy options, spawning two additional workshops in 2022 that further developed policy options specific to Medicaid and Medicare. From these workshops...

Today's Sponsors

Upfront Healthcare

Today's Sponsor


Topics: ACO (Accountable Care), CMS, Equity/SDOH, Govt Agencies, Healthcare System, Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Patient / Consumer, Payment Models, Provider, Value Based
Q&A: The potential implications of AI on healthcare disparities
Look to Gen Z for blueprint on diversity, better health outcomes, Stanford Children's exec says
Including race in clinical algorithms can both reduce and increase health inequities – it depends on what doctors use them for
Senior living communities on their way to LGBTQ+ inclusiveness, but work remains: report
Using Advanced Payments In Population-Based Models To Address Equity

Share This Article