The Medicaid Section 1115 waiver program has emerged as a powerful tool to help states more effectively address social determinants of health (SDoH) across Medicaid populations, lower the cost of care and improve the quality of healthcare delivery. Bringing together the full healthcare ecosystem — payers, providers, regulators and more — these waivers can be tailored to meet the specific health needs and challenges of each state, whether that means broad-based delivery system reforms or more targeted interventions aimed at specific Medicaid populations.
Of course, given the fact that SDoH can impact as much as 80 percent of an individual's overall health, Medicaid Section 1115 waivers are also putting renewed focus on SDoH. How are these waivers being applied right now? Where are they having the greatest impact?
To get the high-level view, check out the infographic below.
Download our latest brief, Leveraging Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers to Address the Social Determinants of Health, to learn more and see how state Medicaid programs across the country are using these opportunities to address SDoH.