Healthcare Innovation January 9, 2020
Mark Hagland

A new report from the Commonwealth Fund finds considerable innovation among health plans around health plan members’ social determinants of health and social needs

A new report from the New York City-based Commonwealth Fund examines some of the innovations taking place among Medicare Advantage plans to incorporate some of the social determinants of health (SDOH), in order to better serve plan members, particularly under the CHRONIC Care Act, passed in 2018, and focused on improving and expanding the degree to which Medicare beneficiaries can participate in managed or accountable care programs.

The report, entitled, “In Focus: CHRONIC Care Act Prompts Some Medicare Advantage Plans to Incorporate Social Services,” was published on Jan. 9 by the Commonwealth Fund’s Martha Hostetter and Sarah Klein....