Medical Economics February 15, 2023
Hillit Meidar-Alfi, PhD

‘Winging it’ is not the right approach when providers integrate social determinants of health into care models.

With the current administration of President Joe Biden, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continue to make health equity a key aspect of value-based care. Studies are increasingly detailing how the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age – what are known as the social determinants of health (SDOH) – have an enormous impact on health outcomes, which we saw play out in COVID-19 cases. In particular, research documents that SDOH inequities are not only directly related to, but are one of the main causes of disparities in health outcomes.

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Topics: ACO (Accountable Care), Equity/SDOH, Healthcare System, Payment Models, Physician, Provider, Value Based
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