MedCity News: From Buzzword to Action: Addressing SDOH to Advance Health Equity

Social determinants of health (SDoH) have become a popular term in healthcare, but what does it really mean to address SDoH in a way that makes a difference? In this article from MedCity News, our CEO, Hillit Meidar-Alfi dives into the challenges and opportunities of putting SDoH into action to advance health equity. Here are… Continue reading MedCity News: From Buzzword to Action: Addressing SDOH to Advance Health Equity

How ACO REACH Organizations Can Hit Health Equity Benchmarks

ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (ACO REACH) organizations have both primary and specialty care providers and serve Medicare patients in historically underserved communities with the goal of advancing health equity. New regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require ACO REACH groups to not only detail how they deliver on… Continue reading How ACO REACH Organizations Can Hit Health Equity Benchmarks

Rosarium Health Partners with Spatially Health

To Increase Accessible Spaces and Address Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) MIAMI, January 18, 2024. Spatially Health, a cloud-based, health equity platform focused on identifying and addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and health equity barriers, has partnered with Rosarium Health, a Houston-based integrated service provider network that improves health outcomes and quality performance by… Continue reading Rosarium Health Partners with Spatially Health

3 Trends for ACO Leaders to Watch in 2024

As risk-bearing organizations gear up for 2024 and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continue to see growth, several key trends emerge to keep in mind. By preparing for these themes now, organizations can set themselves up – and the patients they serve – for success in the new year.  Emphasis on Data and Analytics The trend… Continue reading 3 Trends for ACO Leaders to Watch in 2024

Vator News: Spatially Health partners with VBCare Network

Spatially Health partners with VBCare Network to tackle the hidden factors that impact patient well-being. This isn’t just about medical care, it’s about understanding the social and environmental determinants of health (SDOH) like food access, transportation, and mental health. Using Spatially Health’s cutting-edge data platform, VBCare will gain deep insights into the real challenges faced… Continue reading Vator News: Spatially Health partners with VBCare Network

Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating Chronic Disease

With the shift in healthcare to consider social determinants of health (SDOH) in improving health outcomes, nutrition plays a key role. Around 34 million Americans face food insecurity. Such statistics have implications for patient health outcomes and for costs to the healthcare system. In particular, nearly half of patients admitted to hospitals are either malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.… Continue reading Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating Chronic Disease

Improving Health Literacy Improves Health Equity

With Health Literacy Month underway, opportunity abounds to evaluate the health literacy of various populations and organizations alike and to implement tactics to improve health literacy for all. Doing so has important implications for driving health equity. Updated Definition of Health Literacy  Health literacy has two key facets: personal and organizational. Historically, personal health literacy covered a person’s ability… Continue reading Improving Health Literacy Improves Health Equity

How Caseload Size Impacts Care Managers and Patient Outcomes

Discover how technology assists care managers in identifying social determinants of health, refining interventions, and achieving better patient outcomes amid staffing shortages.

MedCity News: The Importance of Continuous Iteration in Health Equity Plans for REACH ACOs

ACOs play a vital role in advancing health equity. By developing and implementing comprehensive health equity plans, ACOs can identify and address the unique needs of their patient populations. This can lead to improved health outcomes and reduced costs for everyone. However, developing and maintaining a comprehensive health equity plan is not easy work. It… Continue reading MedCity News: The Importance of Continuous Iteration in Health Equity Plans for REACH ACOs

Updated Coding in CMS’s Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2024 Advances Health Equity

A new piece of the health equity puzzle just arrived: in 2024, Medicare physicians will receive compensation for some previously uncovered services that support health equity goals. And it’s no surprise that health equity plays a key role in what services the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will reimburse in 2024. This year,… Continue reading Updated Coding in CMS’s Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2024 Advances Health Equity