Priority Health announced today its plans to pilot new incentives for providers who screen patients and submit information on Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), making them the first insurer in the state to financially support this type of data tracking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, SDoH are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play that affect a wide range of health and quality-of-life risks and outcomes. The new incentives for eligible providers will begin on January 1, 2021.
“We understand that to effectively manage the health and wellness of a patient population, you need to look outside of the clinic walls. Being able to reward providers who are identifying these specific needs based on social factors is a step in the right direction,” said Mike Jasperson, Senior Vice President of Provider Network Strategy at Priority Health. “Having access to this type of