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March 11, 2024

How Payers are Supporting Health Equity and the Role of Technology

According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, addressing health equity “…requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.” Underscoring the need to encourage payers to rethink their reimbursement strategies, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently prioritized health equity in their Star ratings. Now, it’s more than half.  Additionally, 30% of those surveyed said that payers should reconsider how benefits are designed to support reimbursement and access to care. While telehealth rapidly accelerated during COVID-19, the increased use (and reimbursement) of this method of care during the pandemic served to overcome some health equity challenges.

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Taste-Focused Labels Lead to Increased Veggie Selection and Consumption

Matthew Good MS, RD, LD  Reading Time: 2 minutes While admittedly a complex and multifactorial system, any manager or director would agree that the success of a child nutrition program can be significantly impacted by increasing a student’s food component selection and decreasing their plate waste. Increased selection of food components within an offer-versus-serve program

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