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Care Management Weekly News Update - 2/3/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Feb 03, 2021 @ 11:42 AM

Top Social Determinants of Health Barring Patient Care Access

Convenient and comprehensive patient care access is the hallmark of good patient engagement and healthcare. But far too often, roadblocks get in the way of that seamless access, including a number of social determinants of health.  Income, racial bias, geography, and transportation serve as key social determinants of health hampering patient care access.

More Americans Choosing Medicare Advantage Plans Amid Pandemic

Based on preliminary open enrollment data collected from October 15 to December 7, 2020, 36% of the 67.7 million Medicare beneficiaries in the United States are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan this year, marking a 9% year-over-year increase.

Compliance With ONC and CMS Rules Could Offer Growth Opportunity 

As health systems prepare for new interoperability and price transparency regulations, Deloitte describes steps they can take to make that work a cornerstone of a broader competitive strategy around consumer experience and cost.

U.S. Lawmakers Reintroduce House Bill Safeguarding Access to Telehealth

A bipartisan group of U.S. representatives has reintroduced a bill aimed at expanding access to telehealth beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act of 2021 includes broadly popular provisions such as eliminating geographic and originating site restrictions. 

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