By: J. Robin Moon
The intensifying focus on social determinants of health and value-based payment is driving new relationships between healthcare providers and community-based organizations.
People who are high utilizers of healthcare services often have complex medical, behavioral and social needs. The social determinants drive more than 80% of health outcomes. Yet up to 88% of the U.S. healthcare budget goes to providing medical services, leaving many patients' needs unaddressed as they stay in a cycle of requiring more clinical care.