How Addressing Social Determinants of Health Cuts Healthcare Costs

A RevCycleIntelligence article entitled “How Addressing Social Determinants of Health Cuts Healthcare Costs” cites the Leavitt Partners “Social Determinants Matter, But Who Is Responsible?” white paper. The article states, “Providers in a recent Leavitt Partners survey cited insufficient appointment time and lack of compensation as top barriers to addressing SDOHs. Fee-for-service payments do not reimburse providers for extending care beyond the practice’s or hospital’s walls and even some alternative payment models have yet to branch out into integrating medical, social, and behavioral services.”