Managed Health Care Connect April 12, 2021
Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shared new guidance with state health officials to better address social determinants of health (SDoH) for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries. The issued guidance is intended to improve health outcomes, reduce disparities of care, as well as lower overall costs of care.
“The evidence is clear: social determinants of health, such as access to stable housing or gainful employment, may not be strictly medical, but they nevertheless have a profound impact on people’s wellbeing,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma.
Although the United States spends more on health care than most countries, statistics show reduced life expectancy, higher rates of chronic heart disease, and higher maternal and infant mortality...