Survey: More than 80% of payers integrate social determinants of health data into programs

More than 80 percent of payer executives indicate their organization is integrating social determinants of health data into their member programs, according to a Change Healthcare survey.

For the survey, Change Healthcare and the HealthCare Executive Group polled various health plan executives about challenges and trends for payers in 2018. Respondents comprised 2,000-plus Change Healthcare customers, nearly 40 HealthCare Executive Group members and 50 Health Plan Alliance members.

Here are the top five activities respondents cited when asked how their organization integrated social determinants of health data into their population health programs.

1. Integrate community programs and resources: 42 percent

2. Integrate medical data with financial, census and geographical data: 33.7 percent

3. Offer a social assessment with health risk assessments: 33.1 percent

4. Incorporate social determinants into clinical workflows: 22.6 percent

5. Train physicians to identify social determinants of health: 21.3 percent

To access Change Healthcare's survey, click here.

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