Social Determinants of Health: The Texas Medical Association will (1) educate physicians about the social determinants of health for the purpose of assisting physicians to better understand their impact on patient health outcomes and wellbeing; (2) educate state and federal policy makers, business leaders, and governmental and commercial payors about the influence of social determinants of health on overall health care quality and health care costs; (3) collaborate with innovative public and private partnerships to address social determinants of health and advocate for their adoption by state policy makers; and (4) advocate that governmental and commercial payors modify existing performance and quality programs reflect the higher expected health care utilization and cost of population at greater risk of exposure to social determinants of health and appropriately risk adjust physician compensation to reflect these higher costs. (Res. 316-A-19).
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March 02, 2020