Patient Engagement November 19, 2020
Sara Heath

The medical industry group urged healthcare payers particularly to create more benefits addressing social determinants of health and non-clinical care.

The American Medical Association added to its newly enacted policies, urging healthcare payers to address the social determinants of health through their benefits packages.

The policy, which AMA adopted during a Special Meeting of its House of Delegates, aims to supplement efforts clinical providers have already put forward in health equity and social determinants of health work, the organization said.

“Addressing social determinants of health requires an all-hands-on-deck approach that is not limited to stakeholders within the health care system. By addressing social determinants of health in their benefit designs and coverage, health plans can be part of the effort...

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