There's a business case for addressing social determinants of health

Experts say there’s a legitimate business case to be made for successful initiatives addressing the social determinants of health. 

A panel at the October HIMSS meeting pointed out the potential for Medicare Advantage health plans to better meet population health goals when they assess and meet non-billable service needs, such as food insecurity and transportation. Diet, exercise, cognitive performance and social engagement can become risk factors for chronic disease, if not addressed.