Tag Archives: Social Determinants of Health
Many insurers have ably managed their sicker- and poorer-than-expected Marketplace membership by borrowing from the playbook of the most similar market, Medicaid. Health plans must employ this playbook to well-serve a population that both parties believe needs coverage.
May 8, 2017
Studies that focus on non-clinically directed health promoting interventions are in short supply in spite of the fact that a robust literature has documented that health care’s impact on population health is dwarfed by social and environmental factors.
March 30, 2017
Also featured are posts on uncertainties about the status of health reform, environmental health, and data analytics.
March 7, 2017
As we move toward a more person-centered and equitable health care system, the ongoing analysis integrated delivery systems will shape our understanding of how such approaches affect the total cost of care, patterns of utilization, and health outcomes.
January 26, 2017
As currently structured, most ACOs contain a serious flaw: the vast majority of ACO financing structures, including most of those promoted by CMS and state Medicaid programs, carve out the largest drivers of health: social, environmental, and community factors.
January 25, 2017
As we move into the uncertainty that comes with every new administration and Congress, a key question is whether, and if so, how, evidence from research will inform this new era of health policy debates.
January 25, 2017
While we have made great advances in public health, life expectancy in the United States has been stagnant for three years in a row. Public health needs to innovate and reinvent itself so that we have what it takes to ensure that the American people are healthy, ready, and competitive in this...
November 21, 2016
Many health care systems are facing a strategic challenge: what role do they play in the creation and execution of a local population health strategy?
November 17, 2016
There is no doubt that significant gains have been made in the effort to improve quality in health care, particularly in the area of patient safety. However, one key pillar of quality—achieving equitable care—has garnered significantly less attention than others.
October 31, 2016
We describe the unique aspects of a proposed modified and greatly expanded THC model—Mega THCs—and suggest a program funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to demonstrate this new paradigm.
October 13, 2016