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Why is Signify Health calling me? The value of in-home health evaluations

By Team Signify on 8/9/22 12:45 PM

Taking a small step toward better health can be as simple as answering the phone. As part of our in-home health evaluation program, Signify Health partners with leading health plans to offer their plan members a no-cost visit by a licensed Signify Health clinician.

For example, a Medicare Advantage plan will identify members who might benefit most from an in-home visit. Once they are identified, Signify Health team members contact them to schedule an appointment.

These no-cost annual check-ins function as a supplement to a person’s annual primary care check-up and happen in the comfort of their home. According to a recent Signify Health survey, these in-home visits are well-received by the people we serve, with results showing:

Topics: Medicare Advantage Health Risk Evaluation Healthy aging IHE
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What JAMA's new SDOH study got right...and what it missed

By Signify Health Team 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 Signify Health Team 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 Signify Health Team 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 Signify Health Team 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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