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What challenges does your ED face for patients presenting with behavioral health and substance abuse needs?
  • Inability to access previously prescribed medications
    4%
  • Inability to access appropriate behavioral health follow-up (psychiatrist or therapy)
    15%
  • Lack of appropriate treatment options (mental health or substance use)
    15%
  • All of the above
    66%

What is the most frequently cited unaffordable item by your patient population:
  • Healthy foods
    9%
  • Housing
    11%
  • Transportation
    12%
  • Prescribed medications
    68%

How should Medicare Hospital Compare reconcile the issue of accounting for Neighborhood Social Risk?
  • Pull together industry stakeholders to develop SDoH specific recommendations
    27.55%
  • Obtain data on how much reimbursement was lost across hospitals and health systems
    27.55%
  • Revamp the Medicare Hospital Compare rating system
    36.73%
  • Scrap Medicare Hospital Compare: I never liked it anyway!
    8.16%

How much will attention will your organization dedicate to the Social Determinants in 2020?
  • More attention than 2019
    34.65%
  • Less attention than 2019
    0.99%
  • The same amount of attention as 2019
    26.73%
  • Who knows! I need a crystal ball to tell me.
    37.62%

How likely are you to trust Twitter or another social media site to define the healthcare priorities for your organization’s target population?
  • Very Likely
    2%
  • Somewhat
    13%
  • Unlikely
    52%
  • Not at All
    33%

What should be on your organization’s holiday ‘wish list’ to address the SDoH?
  • Implement new screening and assessment tools/platforms
    30.69%
  • Enhance cross-sector partnerships to expand service/programs
    23.76%
  • Access grant funding for program development/service expansion
    14.85%
  • Expand dedicated staffing for population health initiatives
    30.69%

For those patients who identify as veterans, what is their most pressing SDoH-related challenge?
  • Insufficient health or mental health access
    67.33%
  • Lack of health insurance
    10.89%
  • Food Insecurity
    0.99%
  • Homelessness
    20.79%

How does your organization address healthcare inequities and potential disparities in care?
  • Completion of outcomes on at-risk target populations
    9%
  • Assurance of inclusion practices in hiring practitioners and professional staff
    20%
  • Use of key data from EHRs to identify gaps in care
    23%
  • Leverage initiatives for at risk populations at risk (e.g. cancer screenings, women’s health, cardiac disease).
    48%

What have your experiences been with coverage of non-clinical needs (e.g., transportation, caregiving, utilities and prescription payment, food) by Medicare Advantage (MA) plans for your target populations
  • They’ve covered 100% of identified non-clinical services
    0%
  • They’ve covered 50% of identified non-clinical services
    5%
  • They’ve covered 25% of identified non-clinical services
    6%
  • They are inconsistent in what non-clinical services they cover
    89%

Which, of the following options has your organization found to be the most effective in addressing costs related to the SDoH?
  • Integrate SDoH data into Electronic Health Record platforms
    35%
  • Develop formal collaborations with community resource partners
    37%
  • Use interprofessional documentation of SDoH, and ICD 10 CM Z codes.
    17%
  • Obtain grant funding for SDoH related populations, initiatives, and programs
    11%

How do you refer to the Social Determinants in your organization?
  • The Social Determinants
    70%
  • Social Influencers
    7%
  • Social Drivers
    7%
  • Something else
    16%

For your patients dealing with the Social Determinants, what percentage also deal with one or more chronic illnesses (whether physical, behavioral health, or both)
  • 10% or less
    3%
  • 11%-25%
    11%
  • 26%-50%
    33%
  • Over 50%
    53%

Of the 5 social needs posed by CMS, how many does your organization routinely screen patients for (e.g., food insecurity, housing instability, utility needs, transportation needs, and interpersonal violence)?
  • 1 social need
    3.03%
  • 2-4 social needs
    21.21%
  • all 5 social needs
    29.29%
  • I'm unsure
    46.46%

What has been the most profound impact of hospital ED closures for your hospital?
  • No impact
    47.47%
  • Increased hospital admissions
    7.07%
  • Increased ED wait times
    26.26%
  • Increased ED visits
    19.19%

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