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Investing in SDoH Strategies: The Numbers Are In

December, 2019

Transportation initiatives: The new report shows that 21% of health plans surveyed are investing in transportation initiatives, with Medicaid leading the pack. It includes information about states using 1115 Demonstration waivers to address SDoH including transportation barriers to care. For example, Texas allows Medicaid health plans to cover transportation and activities that promote healthy lifestyles. We also reported on the fact that Lyft is working with Allscripts to integrate ride sharing into electronic health records, and the company has an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association that enables consumers with BCBS coverage to use the ride-sharing service without a charge.

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Monica Oss / Open Minds