Social determinants of health determine up to 80% of an individual’s overall health status. Now that CMS rewards providers for reducing readmissions, many are taking steps to channel patients toward outpatient care. But what if patients could avoid needing care in the first place? We’ll discuss how better coordination of patient transfers between care sites and the community could improve the quality of care and ultimately save money.
Topics for discussion may include:
- Existing payer and provider efforts to address non-medical factors to reduce readmissions
- How payers and providers can work together to improve social determinants (and reduce readmissions)
- How contracts between payers and providers can help reduce patient readmissions (and pitfalls to avoid in those contracts.)
- How the shift from fee-for-service to fee-for-value will help providers and payers reach their goal of improving care and reducing avoidable readmissions.