SCAN Will Tackle Homelessness With New Medical Group

Sachin Jain, M.D., is a longtime champion of treating certain social factors as medical issues. In his work as president of CareMore Health, a physician-led care delivery subsidiary of Anthem, Inc., he spearheaded efforts to address senior loneliness. He has since brought that commitment to SCAN Health Plan, where he has served as president and CEO for the last year. SCAN, a large, not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plan in California, is now taking on homelessness in a new way with the planned launch of a dedicated medical group that will provide health care and other services to individuals experiencing homelessness.

AIS Health recently spoke with Jain about the new initiative and the importance of addressing unmet social needs that can have a serious impact on health outcomes. Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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Lauren Flynn Kelly Managing Editor, Radar on Medicare Advantage

Lauren has been covering health business issues, including drug benefits and specialty pharmacy, for more than a decade. She served as editor of Drug Benefit News (the predecessor to Radar on Drug Benefits) from 2004 to 2005 and again from 2011 to 2016, and now manages Radar on Medicare Advantage. Lauren graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in English.

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