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Medical transport Can reimbursing for services such as medical transportation, food and housing actually save Medicare money in the long run? (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid are considering a pilot program that would pay for items as far removed—in appearance, anyway—from health care, such as housing, food and transportation. These are examples of social determinants of health—elements of living that affect health but technically are not health care.

Marlene Satter

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