The first Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services model to screen patients for health-related social needs and refer them to needed services ended in April. In a new Health Affairs blog post, officials share findings and promising practices from the five-year model. For example, they highlight initial findings that nearly 60% of patients eligible for navigation had at least two health-related social needs. They also emphasize how the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is incorporating requirements, incentives or options for health-related social needs screening and/or referrals into other models to build on this work. READ MORE.

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