BY SUSAN GATEHOUSE, RHIT, CCS, CPC, AHIMA-APPROVED ICD-10/PCS TRAINER
Are Social Determinants of Health the Future of Value-Based Care?
In the shift to Value-Based Care Models, Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) are becoming more of a driver. Economic stability, social and community context, neighborhood and environment, and education all play a part in a patient's overall ability to maintain their health. This is precisely why the healthcare industry is seeing an increased focus on SDoH.
Healthcare organizations must remain abreast of the increasing needs and potential requirements in capturing SDoH factors -- Speculations suggest that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may begin reimbursing for certain SDoH factors as early as 2020.
Read the article in its entirety here, and learn about workflow strategies that can help your organization capture data related to SDoH factors, and move closer to a holistic, value-based structure.