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Care Management Weekly News Update 4/24/24

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Apr 24, 2024 @ 11:45 AM

A new Wolters Kluwer Health survey¹ released today finds that 40% of U.S. physicians are ready to use generative AI (GenAI) this year when interacting with patients at the point-of-care. The findings reflect a rapid acceptance of the new technology more broadly, with 68% saying they have changed their views over the last year and are now more likely to think that GenAI would be beneficial to healthcare.

At the House Energy and Commerce’s data privacy hearing April 17, lawmakers discussed for the first time Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ discussion draft of a new federal data privacy bill, the American Privacy Rights Act (APRA), since its reveal last week. The legislation is a slight departure from the committee’s last piece of data privacy legislation, the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA), which was passed out of committee almost unanimously in 2022 but never made it to the House floor. 

Renton, Wash.-based Providence is investing in technological infrastructure and patient-centric care to navigate the complexities of value-based care, Semira Singh, director of informatics at the health system, told Becker's. Providence's network of contracts includes nearly 200 agreements with around 60 payers. But in addition to contracting investments, the health system is investing in data infrastructure.

Last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that Veteran trust in VA outpatient care has increased to 91.8%— up from 85.6% in 2018 (the first year since VA began conducting this survey). Veteran trust has increased during each of the past six years. This finding is based on a survey of more than 480,000 Veteran patients who received VA health care in the past 90 days.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hoping to improve Medicaid enrollees’ access to care through a final rule that better compensates caregiving roles. Under the final rule, at least 80% of Medicaid payments for home care services will go toward wages, according to a White House news release that included a controversial nursing home staffing rule. It also permits states to factor in the “unique experiences that small home care providers and providers in rural areas face.”


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