OIG Series 6: Addressing Behavioral Needs and Social Determinants of Health

Value-based care practices are not afraid to stray from convention if it means patients have better access to care and avoid emergencies. The above and beyond mentality that accountable care organizations (ACOs) center on is finding the reason for noncompliance in their beneficiaries. Often, behavioral health and social determinants of health (SDoH) are to blame for an inability to attend regular appointments before a hospital admittance occurs. The sixth Office of Inspector General (OIG) study strategy is confronting the behavioral needs and social determinants that prevent patients from receiving proper courses of treatment. The 20 high-performing ACOs achieved significant positive outcomes by …