The increasing prevalence of value-based arrangements places providers at risk for not only cost, but also quality and outcomes. This movement from paying for activity to paying for results has forced providers in value-based arrangements to carefully assess cost, access, care delivery and coordination throughout the care continuum. With some estimates suggesting psychosocial factors and personal choices account for 70 percent of health outcomes, this outsized impact means social determinants of health need to be taken into account across the care continuum, and multiple parties need to understand their role in an older adult’s health.
But traditional healthcare providers and community-based organizations (CBO) that address social determinants of health have previously had little incentive to collaborate for a variety of reasons, including misaligned payment incentives and cultural and language barriers. While a number of efforts to link healthcare to broader social needs are emerging through delivery and payment initiatives, these efforts are nascent and remain fraught with obstacles.
On this October 25, 2017 webinar, Brent Feorene, MBA, Independent Healthcare Consultant, highlights the importance of social determinants of health and discusses how Accountable Care Organizations and health systems can collaborate with community service organizations to ensure access to this vital segment of the care continuum.
Brent T. Feorene, MBA, Independent Healthcare Consultant