Medicaid Directors, Analysts: Medicaid Shouldn’t Fund Social Determinants

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / July 1, 2019 at 6:53 PM
The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) and a policy analyst said the best way to tackle social determinants of health for Medicaid beneficiaries is to fund community-based organizations that can work alongside state Medicaid agencies, but at least one health plan argued that state Medicaid agencies should tackle social determinants themselves. NAMD officials told Inside Health Policy that federal funding should fill in the gaps for programs that Medicaid can’t pay for and shouldn’t pay for. Medicaid should...

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