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Care Management Weekly News Update 4/19/23

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Apr 19, 2023 @ 02:02 PM

The integration hinges on generative AI-powered tools, according to the announcement, to increase productivity and enhance patient care. One of the integration’s tools, which helps automatically draft message responses, is being implemented at UC San Diego Health, UW Health and Stanford Health Care, according to the companies.

The Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act, introduced Thursday, aims to address concerns amid the industry that Medicare payments have not kept pace with financial challenges such as inflation.  Data compiled by the American Medical Association showed that after adjusting for inflation in practice costs, Medicare payments to physicians declined 26% from 2001 through 2023. 

California launched the initiative in early 2022, rolling it out quietly, with health insurers and community groups scrambling to provide social services and benefits that fall outside traditional health care. It’s a five-year, $12 billion social experiment that Newsom is betting will eventually cut soaring health care spending in Medi-Cal, the largest Medicaid program in the country with 15.5 million enrollees.

By the end of the month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is expected to release a proposed rule that would allow DACA recipients to apply for healthcare coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace or through their state Medicaid organization.

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