Healthcare News & Insights

Managed care: High-cost patients have other needs not being met

Social determinants of health are interfering with the efficiency and cost savings of managed care, according to a government watchdog’s report. 

Investing in housing, other social elements of health can decrease ED visits

Emergency department (ED) visits are often expensive and time-consuming for patients and hospitals alike, especially when those visits aren’t necessary. Often, those unnecessary visits come from patients who can’t afford regular medical care, including low-income or homeless people who may have unstable housing and other quality-of-life issues. 

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