CMS Aims to Address Senior Poverty, Social Determinants of Health

CMS is working with partners and technology developers to address the social determinants of health for seniors, including poverty and care access.

 – To drive down healthcare costs for Medicare beneficiaries, CMS is expanding policies to reduce prescription drug prices, increase community partnerships, and foster technological innovations that will address poverty and other social determinants of health among the elderly.

These advancements are necessary, as older adults often face significant poverty challenges, said Cara V. James, Director of the CMS Office of Minority Health, and Tim Englehardt, Director of the Federal Coordinated Health Care Office, in a recent blog post.

“Poverty impacts millions of older Americans,” the pair wrote. Read More.

Original Article on Health IT Analytics by Jessica Kent