March 7, 2019

As providers struggle to succeed with evolving payment models that hold them accountable for health outcomes, they face the impact of social determinants of health. With more covered lives moving to capitated contracts, bundled payments and other risk-based payment models, shrinking reimbursement, rising charity care, and growing Medicare populations, margins are on the line. These market forces are driving the need for a more effective approach to identifying and addressing specific socioeconomic factors that contribute to poor outcomes and high delivery costs.

In their article for FierceHealthcare, Six keys to focusing on social determinants with the biggest economic impact, Managing Partner Michael Abrams and Consultant Gordon Phillips outline key areas to creating a sustainable model that enables providers to focus on social determinants of health with the biggest economic impact.