Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management, ICD-10, Claims Reimbursement, Medicare, Medicaid

Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health Impact Hospital Readmission Rates

March 20, 2019 - New research in Health Services Research shows social determinants of health are linked to hospital readmission rates, and accounting for disability, housing instability, and other social risk factors in value-based purchasing models can help level the playing field for safety-net hospitals. Researchers found that hospitals that serve the most vulnerable patients would see a 21.8...


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Social Determinants of Health Key to Value-Based Purchasing Success

by Jacqueline LaPointe

We are quickly heading to the value-based purchasing tipping point, according to the Vice President of Network Management at Health Partners Plans in Pennsylvania. “While adoption rates are still relatively low in some regions of...

How Addressing Social Determinants of Health Cuts Healthcare Costs

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Population health management and value-based reimbursement success hinge on reducing healthcare costs not only when a patient is in the exam room, but also when they are beyond the walls of the practice or hospital. Therefore,...

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