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California Rideshare: A Watershed Moment

In case you missed it, Lyft and Uber are having a watershed moment in California. At Roundtrip, we are big believers in the role that rideshare can play in delivering better health outcomes, but with Proposition 22 on the ballot in November, California may end up determining how much of a role rideshare will play in creating better access to care.   If voters vote ‘yes’ to the proposition, then app-based …

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Inclusivity in Health-Tech

What does it mean to maintain inclusivity in health-tech? It’s no surprise that the healthcare field is undergoing rapid technological transformation. From niche molecular testing to online scheduling and billing platforms, companies large and small are tapping into the many inefficiencies of the highly regulated healthcare system. In general, the more regulation-abiding companies willing to …

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Designing a supplemental transportation benefit for Medicare Advantage Members

Every Medicare Advantage plan is thinking about how the social determinants of health fit into their supplemental benefit strategy, and in particular, the national market is focusing on transportation. This past October, we learned that in 2020, 33% of the 3,148 Medicare Advantage plans are going to offer some type of transportation benefit to their …

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How whole person care initiatives and data can create healthier communities

What is whole person care? Whole person care is about systems and services that support people in a person-centered, strengths-based way that includes health and non-health perspectives. A person may touch many health and government services based on needs including physical health, behavioral health, social services, housing, transportation and criminal justice. For instance, a person …

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How transportation can create a healthier world

The United States currently spends an estimated $3.5 trillion annually on healthcare (CMS), nearly twice the amount of other developed nations (Health System Tracker). The sad truth? Our health outcomes aren’t living up to their billing. This reality is chiefly because our healthcare system has yet to move beyond a “sick care” system where providers …

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Roundtrip advocates for the additions to ICD10-Z Codes to battle SDOH

With core pillars consisting of access to proper food, housing, transportation, and education, social determinants of health (SDOH) is one of the most relevant topics in healthcare right now, and it very well should be. SDOH correlate with issues that directly affect patients from accessing the care they need when they need it, and these …

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Addressing Philadelphia’s major health disparities with better mobility options to primary care

With a world-renowned art and culture scene, a large and diverse population of nearly 1.6 million, and the highest concentration of universities and academic medical centers per capita, Philadelphia has many indicators of a thriving city. However, Philadelphia is also home to some significant health disparities and ranks as one of the worst cities in …

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