Social need is (rightfully) a growing focus among healthcare policy makers – with recognition that social determinants have considerable impact on one’s health and well-being. There’s a high prevalence of social need among Medicare beneficiaries, with nearly a fifth reporting they don’t have reliable access to healthy food (“food insecure”), a third without internet in the home, and almost half earning less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). The good news is that CMS and Congress are allowing Medicare Advantage plans some flexibility to address social need through clinical models and supplemental benefits.

Take a look below for ATI Advisory resources addressing social need among Medicare beneficiaries, and the emerging policies and trends to address this need:

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