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What JAMA's new SDOH study got right...and what it missed

By Jamo Rubin, M.D. on 9/24/19 1:54 PM

Last week, JAMA published a study that found few physician practices and hospitals screen patients for key social needs. Specifically, the researchers found that only about 24% of hospitals and 16% of physician practices reported screening for the five key social determinants of health outlined by CMS' Accountable Health Communities model: food insecurity, housing instability, utility needs, transportation needs and interpersonal violence.

Topics: Health Risk Evaluation Enhanced Clinical Services
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Incorporating SDOH into MA supplemental benefits: what plan leaders are saying

By Jamo Rubin, M.D. on 9/11/19 3:37 PM

Even as the summer winds down, the topic of using supplemental benefits to address social determinants of health (SDOH) in Medicare Advantage is getting hotter.

Topics: Health Risk Evaluation Enhanced Clinical Services
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RISE to the occasion: 4 lessons for incorporating SDOH into value-based care

By Jamo Rubin, M.D. on 8/1/19 4:23 PM

Last month, several hundred people congregated in Washington DC for RISE’s National Summit on Social Determinants. It proved to be a rich, dynamic conference, jam-packed with education, discussion, and debate from diverse set of cross-sector attendees. 

Topics: Health Risk Evaluation Enhanced Clinical Services
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Summer buzz: supplemental benefits for SDOH in Medicare Advantage

By Jamo Rubin, M.D. on 7/19/19 3:42 PM

Medicare Advantage (MA) is abuzz about Supplemental Benefits.

Topics: Health Risk Evaluation Enhanced Clinical Services
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Improving the OMW measure with bone density testing in the home

By Michael Poku, MD, MBA on 6/25/19 9:00 AM

The month of May, National Osteoporosis Month, served as a reminder that osteoporosis is an important part of taking care of members. This condition impacts approximately 10 million Americans (roughly 80% being women) and another 44 million have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk.

Topics: Health Risk Evaluation Enhanced Clinical Services