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Care Management Weekly News Update 6/5/24

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jun 05, 2024 @ 11:45 AM

A new report says that capturing participant experiences in both the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced Model and ACO models can help inform how bundled payments might be incorporated into ACOs in the future. In Model Year 4, the BPCI Advanced Model, which began in 2018 and is scheduled to conclude in 2025, resulted in Medicare program savings for the first time since the model began in 2018, according to a May 2024 report prepared by the Lewin Group Inc.

Passing comprehensive artificial intelligence legislation for healthcare is likely still a far-off dream for lawmakers, multiple sources told Fierce Healthcare. But documents that have emerged from the top offices of the Senate and comments from staffers working on the ground show Congress will play a role in AI regulation. Senators have introduced several pieces of AI legislation that could have implications for healthcare. Healthcare is one of the “high impact” areas federal and state governments list when discussing the regulation of AI to protect consumers. 

The Department of Veterans Affairs says veterans who receive VA services are giving the VA the highest trust scores it’s seen since it first tracked this data nearly a decade ago. VA announced Tuesday that veteran trust scores in the department reached an all-time high of more than 80%. That’s up from 55%, when the VA first conducted this survey in 2016. The VA is basing its scores on survey responses from more than 38,000 veterans who obtained VA services between January and March this year.

Last month a team of leaders from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including CDC Director Mandy K. Cohen, M.D., published a “Perspectives” op-ed in The New England Journal of Medicine calling for the integration of public health with healthcare delivery inside the U.S. healthcare delivery system. And, writing under the headline, “Integrating Public Health and Health Care—Protecting Health as a Team Sport,” on April 10, the three CDC leaders state that “Protecting health is a team sport — yet the systems meant to advance this goal have been siloed for too long. The United States needs an integrated system that protects the public’s health.


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