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Social Determinants of Health

Taking Action on Social Determinants of Health

October 22nd, 2019

This white paper focuses on what employers and physicians are doing to address social determinants of health (SDOH) in their communities. The surveys were conducted with physicians, employers, and consumers. Although the impact of social determinants on health has received increased attention in recent years, few studies have investigated the extent to which these SDOH […]

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Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health

September 25th, 2019

The National Alliance to Impact the Social Determinants of Health (NASDOH), an alliance managed by Leavitt Partners and focused on assessing and addressing current regulatory frameworks, funding environments and opportunities, and practical challenges to implementing and sustaining social determinants of health efforts, was cited in a new consensus study report released by the National Academies […]

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IPRO Honors Healthcare Champions From Across New York State

June 21st, 2019

A Yahoo Finance article entitled “IPRO Honors Healthcare Champions From Across New York State,” highlights Leavitt Partners CEO Andrew Croshaw’s keynote speech regarding social determinants of health at the IPRO Annual Meeting. View the article here. 

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Preventing Chronic Disease in the Rising-Risk Population: Three Strategies for ACOs Before, During, and After the Patient Engages in the Clinical Care Setting

November 13th, 2018

In this paper, “Preventing Chronic Disease in the Rising-Risk Population: Three Strategies for ACOs Before, During, and After the Patient Engages in the Clinical Care Setting,” the American Medical Association (AMA) and Leavitt Partners offer strategies for health care organizations working within an alternative payment model to target the rising-risk population. These recommendations include: Identifying […]

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Paying for Poor Choices

October 23rd, 2018

Early this year former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers made a case for taxing sugary drinks and cigarettes to deter individuals from consuming products that lead to obesity and chronic disease. Taxing such products could gain importance as policy makers consider comprehensive coverage policies such as “Medicare for all.” The reason is based both on principle […]

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The National Alliance to impact the Social Determinants of Health Releases White Paper

September 11th, 2018

The National Alliance to impact the Social Determinants of Health Releases White Paper Defining their Action Plan to Address the Broad Underlying Inputs to Health Washington, D.C., September 11, 2018 – The National Alliance to impact the Social Determinants of Health (NASDOH), a group of stakeholders working to systematically and pragmatically build a common understanding […]

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A Uniquely American Health System

August 16th, 2018

As the United States continues to move toward a value-based health care system, significant challenges slow down our progress. Political pressure exists from all sides, incentives have yet to be appropriately aligned, and the pressing need to change stakeholder behavior remains a time-sensitive imperative. Solving these challenges requires going beyond admiring the challenges to implementing […]

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How Addressing Social Determinants of Health Cuts Healthcare Costs

June 25th, 2018

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 […]

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