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CMS Recognizes Unites Us’ Social Needs System as a Key SDoH Data Asset to Advance Health Equity

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In the 2023 Medicare Advantage Announcement, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recognized the Unite Us Social Needs System as one of the leading social determinants of health (SDoH) data assets to consider in Medicare Advantage Star Ratings and risk adjustment.

This recognition supports a broader shift for health plans as CMS emphasizes health equity, stratifying quality performance by social needs, incorporating SDoH in risk adjustment, and introducing social care quality measures as key themes in the 2023 Advance Notice and Final Announcement.

This is why innovative and forward-thinking plans are now investing in SDoH data and analytics capabilities: to better understand their populations and the quality of their performance with their socially underserved members.

At Unite Us, our Insights solutions take a human-centered approach. The Unite Us Social Needs System (SNS)—the industry standard framework for predicting and measuring SDoH—systematically predicts and measures social, environmental, and economic disparities, allowing for proactive identification of social needs.

As a health plan, using social needs data and analytics provided through the Unite Us SNS can help you adopt a more proactive approach to care management, program design, investment prioritization, and integration of health and social care. Integrating these innovative analytics allows you to drive better health outcomes and experiences for your members, contribute to cost reduction, and set your plan up for success with market innovations and regulatory trends.

Learn more about integrating the Unite Us SNS framework into your SDoH strategy to start driving impact through action today:

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About Unite Us

Unite Us is the nation’s leading software company bringing sectors together to improve the health and well-being of communities. We drive the collaboration to identify, deliver, and pay for services that impact whole-person health. Through Unite Us’ national network and software, community-based organizations, government agencies, and healthcare organizations are all connected to better collaborate to meet the needs of the individuals in their communities.