As required by the IMPACT Act, the second Report to Congress examines the effect of individuals’ social risk factors on quality measures, resource use, and other measures under the Medicare program, as well as analyses of the effects of Medicare’s current value-based payment programs on providers serving socially at-risk beneficiaries and simulations of potential policy options to address these issues. This Report also examined how HHS can achieve better outcomes for all Medicare beneficiaries by facilitating the ability of providers and communities to address social risk factors and integrate health and social services. Empirical analyses for this Report used existing Medicare data and additional, non-Medicare data sources.
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