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PWD1 - Social Determinants of Health: Medicaid Coverage and Payment - NTTAP Featured

‐ Feb 16, 2022 11:15am

Screening for and addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) are widely recognized as essential for delivering whole person care, improving health equity, lowering total costs of care, and participating in value-based care. Current events underscore the critical importance of addressing SDOH, with populations served by Health Center Program grantees and look-alikes being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.  The health center model of care uniquely positions health centers to play active roles in integrating SDOH services and aligning with community-based organizations. Furthermore, health centers are committed to improving health equity. Recent CMS guidance provides new clarity on Medicaid and SCHIP authority for reimbursement of SDOH screening and interventions in particular circumstances. Through this session, NACHC will educate health centers and PCAs on the opportunities to use PRAPARE and SDOH screening tools to improve the delivery of care through enhanced data collection and relationships with safety-net programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain a high-level overview of the CMS Medicaid and SCHIP Authority for Reimbursement of SDOH Screening and Interventions RFA.
  • Understand the importance of tracking SDOH needs using standardized SDOH screening tools such as PRAPARE.
  • Discuss the experiences of organizations using PRAPARE to improve the delivery of care for Medicaid patients through enhanced data collection.