CMS Unveils New Roadmap Outlining Medicaid Social Determinants Of Health Flexibilities.

January 8, 2021

HealthPayerIntelligence (1/8, Waddill) reported that CMS has unveiled “a new roadmap outlining how states can improve social determinants of health and reinforce their value-based care approach using Medicaid flexibilities.” The agency “emphasized that the roadmap’s goal is to flip the common healthcare trends by supporting lower spending with more positive outcomes. Value-based care arrangements and social determinants of health strategies are key to reversing trends of high spending with poor outcomes.” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said, “The evidence is clear: social determinants of health, such as access to stable housing or gainful employment, may not be strictly medical, but they nevertheless have a profound impact on people’s wellbeing.”

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