The COVID-19 pandemic exposed deep disparities in care health outcomes in marginalized groups. One contributor to this problem are widely-used fee-for-service (FFS) payment models. In a new Forbes article, Rita Numerof argues that moving to a patient-centered value-based care model that accounts for social determinants of health (SDoH) is key to helping providers promote health equity through their care decisions.
According to Numerof, “To illustrate the point, I recently had a conversation with an executive at one of the largest and best-known nonprofit academic medical centers in the country – a person who clearly understands that getting to a new outcomes-based model is an urgent necessity for his organization. In my discussion, it came to light that he has so far been unable to get his leadership to engage in this critical effort.”
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(Source: Forbes, March 30th, 2023)