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DeAnn Dennis

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Care Management Weekly News Update 9/28/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Sep 28, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

A short-term spending package includes extensions for two key rural hospital programs into December but doesn’t include the Biden administration’s request for $27 billion in aid for COVID-19 and the monkeypox outbreak. 

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Care Management Weekly News Update 9/21/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Sep 21, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the HHS Roadmap for Behavioral Health Integration (Roadmap), which details policy solutions that would help to better integrate mental health and substance use care into the larger health care system and other systems. 

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Care Management Weekly News Update 9/16/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Fri, Sep 16, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced approval of the Oregon Health Authority’s proposal to cover community-based mobile crisis intervention services in Medicaid. 

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Care Management Weekly News Update 9/7/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Sep 07, 2022 @ 01:26 PM

The Biden administration proposed new regulations aimed at overhauling the application and renewal processes for Medicaid and other government programs, including ensuring a beneficiary's returned mail doesn’t automatically lead to coverage denials. 

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Care Management Weekly News Update 8/31/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Aug 31, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is investing $98.9 million in grant funding to 59 returning Navigator organizations for the 2023 Open Enrollment Period to help consumers navigate enrollment through the Marketplace, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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Care Management Weekly News Update 8/24/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Aug 24, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

Hypertension awareness, treatment and control remain persistent challenges in the U.S., according to an article published in the American Journal of Hypertension. That is where telehealth can help.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 8/17/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Aug 17, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

The proposed 2023 Medicare Physician Payment Schedule (PFS) rule contains a mix of payment cuts, policy proposals and announcements regarding payment for telehealth and evaluation-and-management (E/M) services.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 8/11/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Aug 11, 2022 @ 11:56 AM

HHS Awards Nearly $90 Million to Community Health Centers to Advance Health Equity through Better Data

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded nearly $90 million in American Rescue Plan funding to nearly 1,400 community health centers across the country to advance health equity through better data collection and reporting.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 8/4/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Aug 04, 2022 @ 12:41 PM

CMS finalizes 4.3% bump for hospital inpatient payments in 2023

The Biden administration finalized a 4.3% bump for inpatient payments for the federal fiscal year 2023, an increase compared to the 3.2% that was originally proposed back in April. The rule also details health equity quality measures hospitals must now meet for participation in the Inpatient Quality Reporting program.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 7/28/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Jul 28, 2022 @ 11:58 AM

What Amazon's $4B One Medical play reveals about its healthcare ambitions

With Amazon's proposed deal to buy One Medical, the company is placing another massive bet on its healthcare strategy—to the tune of nearly $4 billion.

 

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