HEALTH PAYER INTELLIGENCE
Aetna Payers like BCBSRI, Cigna & UPMC Health Plan, are getting a headstart on their social determinants of health strategies for 2020 through new programs, funding, and products.
PATIENT ENGAGEMENT HIT
The current primary care model isn’t fitting the needs of low-income or vulnerable patient populations, with most calling for a more personal, patient-centered experience, according to a series of focus groups conducted by the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation.
In 1986, Congress enacted a law to bar hospitals from turning away patients who are unable to pay. Any hospital with an emergency room that participates in federal health programs must evaluate and stabilize every patient who comes through the door.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Google is engaged with one of the U.S.’s largest health-care systems on a project to collect and crunch the detailed personal-health information of millions of people across 21 states.
Alignment Healthcare is bringing groceries, “grandkids on-demand” and PPO products to expanded coverage area in 2020.
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An interview with CEO Chris Wing about how SCAN has seen success in addressing SDOH.
A review of the MA plans that are offering new types of supplemental benefits in 2019 by Milliman.
The CEO of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital explains how SDOH affects children’s health outcomes.
How UVA Health plans to use Pieces Iris to better connect patients with community resources around SDOH.
PCCI increased prenatal visit attendance by 24%, reduced early preterm delivery by 27%, and reduced first-year baby costs by 54%.
For the most part in the U.S., there has been a separation between public health, and health care. Here's why that needs to change.
Survey findings shed light on how SDOH affects utilization rates and consumers interest in social program offerings.
PwC has identified five steps crucial to starting — and succeeding — with a social determinants approach to health strategy.
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