Several states have adopted policies that make Medicaid managed care plans put money back into local communities to promote health equity and community health by targeting social determinants of health (SDoH) associated with poor health outcomes. In a new Health Affairs Forefront article, learn about the challenges blocking the full realization of these policies’ potential and best practices in developing them.
According to the authors, “There have long been concerns that public health coverage should not be a source of significant profit taking for health plans. Returning at least some funds to communities helps address that concern; it also provides reputational benefits to MCPs.”
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(Source: Health Affairs, May 10th, 2023)