To evaluate whether a screening assessment tool that identifies
medical and social risk factors is predictive of healthcare costs in the
absence of claims data. To evaluate the effectiveness of screening
for social factors to target high cost beneficiaries.
A retrospective study evaluating medical and pharmacy claims
costs a year after the behavioral and social risk assessment was
We analyzed medical and pharmacy claims, medical and social
risk assessment information, and patient enrollment data for 7,762
newly-eligible Medicaid adults. We controlled for age, gender, and
common chronic diseases. We performed multivariable regressions
across cost and utilization outcome measures, created risk stratification
groups and assessed hospital utilization and spending based on
the number and type of social factors.
Although many managed care networks do not systematically
collect social and behavioral risk factors in a medical setting, social
risk factors are associated with an increase in healthcare costs.
Healthcare costs were $65 Per Member Per Month higher for beneficiaries
who had trouble securing food, clothing, or housing (95%
Confidence Interval [CI], $10 to $119; P=0.02). The presence of 1-3
addressable risk factors is associated with $132 higher Per Member
Per Month spending, even when both groups reported infrequent
hospitalizations (95% Confidence Interval [CI], $77 to $188; P<0.001).
Social risk factors lead to an increase in healthcare cost and utilization
even after controlling for past hospital utilization, chronic conditions,
age, and gender. Managed care networks should routinely
screen for social factors to target at-risk patients to better manage
long-term healthcare costs.
Keywords: Care management solutions; Medicaid expansion; Social
determinants of health
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In alignment with our mission, Medical Home Network strives to create a work environment that supports equality, diversity of thought, and makes all people feel welcome. As an organization, our core values of equity, equality, diversity and inclusion guide the work we do, the relationships we build, and the way we recruit, develop and retain our people. We recognize this process is a journey, and we stand firm in our commitment to learn and change, champion diversity, and hold ourselves accountable.
Medical Home Network also invests in meaningful programming such as internships and fellowships that help young adults from under-resourced communities gain work experience in order to land quality jobs after college. In addition, MHN provides targeted financial support to community-based organizations that empower, educate and provide opportunities for low-income individuals and families and help them build stable futures.