Loneliness, Health Disparities, and Vulnerable Populations
For decades, health care leaders have worked tirelessly to improve and evolve patient care – experimenting with solutions to adequately engage and account for the diverse needs of underserved populations. Now, after facing health equity roadblocks impacting outcomes and contributing to approximately $93 billion in excess medical costs.
All Eyes on Loneliness: Improving the Medicare Member Engagement Plan
You know better member engagement means better outcomes for your members and for you. Highly engaged members are happier, healthier, and more satisfied with their health plans – making them more likely to follow health directives, stick with their health plan, and to give their plans higher quality CAHPS and STARS scores. For you, hitting these Medicare-set metrics means a higher payout.
A New Look at CMS Social Determinants of Health for MA Plans
When looking at the contributing factors upon the health of US citizens, research quickly shows that medical care itself accounts only for 10-20%. The remaining 80-90% of contributors influencing health is attributed to one’s physical environment, socioeconomic factors, and health-related behavioral aspects – significant areas referred to as Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).
Uniting the Care Divide: Tech Solutions Bridging Gaps for DSNP Members
Stomachs of health plan executives turn as surges in avoidable ED utilization and inpatient hospitalization among DSNP members spike, wreaking havoc on their margins and lessening chances of winning the next bid. So, rather than investing in short-term solutions, how can plans get to the root of the issue, improve quality measures, and generate attractive cost-saving data to win an RFP bid?