March 29, 2021  Vol. XII, No. 41
Free Download: Social Determinants of Health Trends: Assistance with Navigating Healthcare Services Rated Most Effective Intervention

One-third of Americans are grappling with stress tied to meeting their basic human needs such as stable housing, adequate food, and reliable transportation, according to the results of a new national survey from Kaiser Permanente. The survey, Social Needs in America, also found that Americans overwhelmingly want healthcare providers to be involved in identifying and addressing these non-medical social needs. The percentage of healthcare organizations with a formal program aimed at addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) increased from 62 percent in 2017 to 92 percent in 2019, according to the Social Determinants of Health Survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN).

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  1. 2021 Special Enrollment Period for Marketplace Coverage Extended to Aug. 15

  2. CMS Updates Medicare COVID-19 Data Snapshot

  3. Telephonic and Community-Based Care Coordination Model: An Early Engagement Approach for Medicaid Managed Care

  4. U.S. Hospitals and Health System See Slim Margins in February as Inpatient and Outpatient Volumes Continue to Fall

  5. Innovative Community Health Partnerships: Clinical Alliances to Reduce Health Disparities in Underserved Populations

  6. More Primary Care Physicians Could Mean Gains in Life Expectancy, Fewer Deaths

  7. Proactive Care Management in a Top-Performing ACO: Closing Quality and Care Gaps in High-Risk, High-Utilization Populations

  8. UPMC's Value-based Pilot Program Focuses on Enabling Pharmacists To Provide Certain Clinical Services

  9. Text Message Program Shows 60 Percent of Opioid Tablets Unused After Common Procedures

  10. Care Coordination: Telephonic Interventions Drive Improvements in Clinical Outcomes and Care Quality

  11. 3 Embedded Care Coordination Models to Manage Diverse High-Risk, High-Cost Patients Across the Continuum

  12. Predictive Patient Stability Technology Developed at MCIRCC Gets FDA Market Approval

  13. Telehealth Consults Increased More Than 50-Fold Among Privately Insured Working-Age Patients During First Phase of the Pandemic

  14. Study Underscores Need for Multidisciplinary Care for COVID-19 Long-haulers

  15. Over Half of At-Risk Youth Not Receiving Needed Mental Health Services

  16. Catching More Breast Cancers When Mammograms Are Limited

  17. Study Identifies High-impact Postoperative Complications in Older Patients Undergoing Hip Fracture Repair

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