Avicenna Medical Blog

Care Management Weekly News Update 9/8/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Sep 08, 2021 @ 11:17 AM

Collaborative Care With a Virtual Lens: Enabling Patients and Providers to Overcome the Mental Health Crisis

By establishing a virtual relationship with consulting tele psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and licensed clinical social workers, PCPs and their behavioral care managers have access anytime to the appropriate support for patients’ mental health needs.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 9/1/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Sep 01, 2021 @ 11:30 AM

Diversifying the Care Circle to Deliver Care at Home

Here are three ways technology is changing post-pandemic care for seniors and vulnerable populations.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 8/25/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Aug 25, 2021 @ 11:01 AM

Learn About 4 New CPT Codes to Bill for Collaborative Care

Your practice is considering making a move—or has moved—to a collaborative care model so patients have greater access to mental health care in the primary care setting. It’s a model that requires collaboration and coordination that doesn’t always fit into previous billing codes.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 8/18/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Aug 18, 2021 @ 12:45 PM

The Behavioral Economic Challenges of Medication Adherence

It’s essential for physicians to consider the circumstances of their patient’s life while communicating the treatment plan and engage them with dialogue that addresses any challenges or hesitations that they may have to achieve medication adherence.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 8/11/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Aug 11, 2021 @ 12:30 PM

CMS Proposes Revoking 'Most Favored Nation' Drug Pricing Model

Following several legal battles and opposition from providers, CMS is proposing nixing the Most Favored Nation Model, which matches payments for Medicare Part B drugs to the lowest price paid by other wealthy countries.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 8/5/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Aug 05, 2021 @ 12:35 PM

New Bill Aims To Boost Medicare Access To Chronic Care Services

New legislation aims to eliminate the cost-sharing requirement for Medicare beneficiaries to get chronic care management services and reimburse providers for 100% of the payment.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 7/27/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Jul 27, 2021 @ 11:16 AM

 

VA will pause EHR deployments through at least 2021, department says

The Department of Veterans Affairs will not deploy its new electronic health record to additional sites over the next six months, after a recent strategic review found a wide array of problems at the first go-live site in Spokane, Washington.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 7/15/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Jul 15, 2021 @ 11:30 AM

CMS Proposes to Cover Mental Health Virtual Visits Through 2022

CMS proposes expanding access to telehealth for behavioral healthcare, including for the first time allowing Medicare to pay for mental health virtual visits when they are provided by rural health clinics and federally qualified health centers and letting providers offer audio-only telehealth visits for certain services.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 7/7/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jul 07, 2021 @ 11:30 AM

Lawmakers Concerned Over Transparency For VA's $16B EHR Funding

Lawmakers have voiced their concern about the budget management of the Department of Veterans Affairs IT modernization initiative, according to a July 1 FedScoop report. The VA intended on using $670 million from its transformation fund to supplement its $4.8 billion proposed IT budget for fiscal year 2022. 

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Care Management Weekly News Update 6/30/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jun 30, 2021 @ 01:54 PM

Interoperability Now Needs To Go Beyond EHRs to Include the Larger Digital Health Ecosystem

The next step in the evolution of interoperability will involve examining data flows in digital healthcare, according to panelists at the American Telemedicine Association's annual conference. This includes looking into how data sharing will support telehealth, remote patient monitoring and programs involving wearables.

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