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Health Affairs: Housing, Transportation, and Food: How ACOs Seek To Improve Population Health By Addressing Nonmedical Needs of Patients

December, 2019

We found that the nonmedical needs most commonly addressed by ACOs were the need for transportation and housing and food insecurity. ACOs identified nonmedical needs through processes that were part of the primary care visit or care transformation programs. Approaches to meeting patients’ nonmedical needs were either individualized solutions (developed patient by patient) or targeted […]


Taressa Fraze, Valerie A. Lewis, Hector P. Rodriguez, and Elliott S. Fisher / Health Affairs