Convenient and comprehensive patient care access is the hallmark of good patient engagement and healthcare. But far too often, roadblocks get in the way of that seamless access, including a number of social determinants of health. Income, racial bias, geography, and transportation serve as key social determinants of health hampering patient care access.
Based on preliminary open enrollment data collected from October 15 to December 7, 2020, 36% of the 67.7 million Medicare beneficiaries in the United States are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan this year, marking a 9% year-over-year increase.
As health systems prepare for new interoperability and price transparency regulations, Deloitte describes steps they can take to make that work a cornerstone of a broader competitive strategy around consumer experience and cost.