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DeAnn Dennis

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Care Management Weekly News Update 10/13/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 11:45 AM

Enabling Better Patient Care With Prescription Decision Support Technology Across the Care Team

Reliable, real-time prescription decision support technology empower the entire care team to work seamlessly to help people get the medicine they need — and stay on therapy.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 10/7/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Oct 07, 2021 @ 11:45 AM

The Future is Digital Reimagining Patient Engagement

Interactive patient systems provide a path forward, bringing much-needed efficiency to day-to-day operations for our caregivers, and providing patients and families with the comfort and information they need during one of the most difficult times in history. 

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Care Management Weekly News Update 9/29/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Sep 29, 2021 @ 11:30 AM

Policies to Promote Shared Responsibility for Safer Electronic Health Records

On August 13, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published new rules regarding the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program and its Protect Patient Health Information Objective.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 9/22/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 @ 11:45 AM

Reducing Low-Value Care Starts By Understanding Its Drivers

There is no single driver of low-value care — providers, systems, and patients all play a role. With the right tools, stakeholders can work together to re-align incentives and transform our healthcare delivery system into one that prioritizes value, eliminates waste and leads to better overall patient outcomes.

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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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