Key Considerations for Health Plans: Partnering with Community-Based Organizations to Address Social Determinants of Health

Date: March 10, 2021
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People dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid often experience more complex health issues and worse health outcomes than people eligible only for Medicare.[1] These health disparities are often related to factors outside the health care system—including access to nutritious food, transportation, secure housing, social inclusion, and other social determinants of health (SDOH).[2] To address SDOH, health plans serving dually eligible individuals may develop partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs) to provide additional services, such as meal delivery, social engagement activities, and non-medical transportation.

Resources for Integrated Care, in collaboration with The SCAN Foundation, has developed a brief on key considerations for health plans interested in working with CBOs to address the social needs of their dually eligible members.

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References
[1] U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. (2016). Social Risk Factors and Performance Under Medicare’s Value-Based Purchasing Programs. Retrieved from https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/253971/ASPESESRTCfull.pdf
[2] Artiga, S. & Hinton, E. (2018). Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and Health Equity. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from https://www.kff.org/racial-equity-and-health-policy/issue-brief/beyond-health-care-the-role-of-social-determinants-in-promoting-health-and-health-equity/

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