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Supporting Social Service Delivery through Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations: Early State Efforts

R. Mahadevan, R. Houston
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

Given the often overwhelming prevalence of social needs facing Medicaid populations, including housing, transportation, and nutrition, aligning social services and supports with health care delivery is critical. Many states recognize the connection between social determinants of health and health care utilization and outcomes, and are taking initial steps to provide essential non-medical supports through accountable care organization (ACO) programs. This brief, made possible by The Commonwealth Fund, outlines early efforts by state Medicaid agencies to incorporate social services in ACO models, including key themes and considerations for other states.

Source: Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

Mahadevan R, Houston R. Supporting social service delivery through Medicaid accountable care organizations: early state efforts. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.; 2015. Available online.

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Issue Briefs & Reports
Social Determinant of Health
Criminal Justice
Housing Stability
Public Benefits
Social Support/Social Isolation