The Importance of Social Determinants in Healthcare Quality
Earn 1.0 CPHQ or NAMSS CE credit on Thursday, February 25 from 12-1 PM CST
There is a growing recognition that medical care alone cannot address everything that actually makes us sick. Programs outside the realm of hospitals or payers are mostly responsible for assisting patients with nutrition, housing, transportation, and other essentials of daily life.
However, we must also remain focused on the social determinants that perpetuate poor health at the community level to avoid re-admissions and other recurring costs. Doing so is less expensive than repeat healthcare services for the highest-cost patients. The incentive for demonstrating your organization's focus on social determinants of health, by tracking outcomes, could be increased payments. Join us for a discussion to learn more.
In this webinar we will cover:
- The definition of social determinants and the five categories they fall under
- Tracking and measuring social determinants
- Why social determinants are important in value-based care and payment