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How Payers & Providers are Utilizing SDoH to Reduce Readmissions

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As the industry shifts to a value-based reimbursement model, healthcare stakeholders are recognizing how an ecosystem focused on whole-person care can improve key metrics, including hospital readmission rates and other costly interventions. The systems and processes that emphasize social determinants of health (SDoH) alongside medical health, behavioral health, and long-term services and support (LTSS) are especially effective.

A recent VirtualHealth webinar with Humana and Geisinger took a deeper look into how health plans are doing more to address non-clinical health factors and realizing notable return on investment (ROI). For example, Humana ran a program to identify and assist in addressing food insecurity, resulting in 50% of the program's population receiving some sort of assistance. Geisinger took a different approach to food insecurity by distributing community health assistants throughout various counties and has seen a 40% decrease in ED visits since 2015.

Payers and providers alike can stand to benefit by leveraging technology to identify and address non-clinical factors impacting their members' health. Download the white paper and learn how organizations like Geisinger and Humana can leverage SDoH in a cost-effective manner.

How Payers and Providers are Utilizing SDoH to Reduce Readmissions