The Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model team at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and national leaders participated in a discussion around pathways for addressing food and nutritional insecurity at webinar event of our Health Equity Incubation Program on Thursday, March 31, 2022, from 3:00-4:30 PM ET.
This event began with an overview of the importance of advancing food and nutritional security as a means to addressing poor health outcomes and social needs among the Medicare population. The session also delved into identification and stratification of food insecurity and/or malnourishment, including recommendations around screening tools and publicly available data, as well as the business case for Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) to address these health inequities in their member populations.
National experts and MAOs that have experience in developing and offering food and nutrition-related benefits also shared operational and implementation challenges and successes while keeping in mind the health disparities of the populations being served so as to address health equity. Finally, we wrapped up with a Question and Answer session after a discussion on data and evaluation strategies in providing food/nutritional benefits.
- For more information, visit the VBID Model webpage.
- Questions about the webinar may be addressed through the VBID mailbox VBID@cms.hhs.gov.