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Care Management Weekly News Update - 6/27/17

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 @ 04:23 PM

3 Biggest Challenges in Designing Patient Engagement into Care Delivery

According to the latest NEJM Catalyst Insights Council survey, a vast majority of healthcare executives, clinical leaders and clinicians said time investment by a healthcare team is the biggest challenge in designing patient engagement into care delivery.

5 Ways to Accelerate Healthcare Innovation and Delivery System Reform

Innovations could help produce a more efficient and effective healthcare delivery system, but only if the industry creates conditions that allow new models to thrive and clear a pathway to spread and scale reforms. That’s the underlying message of a new report, “Accelerating Innovation in Health Care: Five Game-Changing Ideas to Clear the Way", by the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovation Project.

MedPAC Suggests MIPS Overhaul, More Site-Neutral Payments  

In its June report on Medicare and the healthcare delivery system, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) suggests a redesign of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), strengthening advanced alternative payment models and a prospective payment system for post-acute care (PAC) settings.

Solving the Interoperability Crisis in Healthcare with Consumer Tech

On June 15, 2017, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., announced that the FDA is preparing to launch a Digital Health Innovation Plan. The DHIP will resolve some of the ambiguity that exists regarding how the FDA approaches new technologies,  creating a quicker path to the market for safe health tech software.

9 Major Takeaways from the 2018 MACRA Proposed Rule  

In 1,058 pages full of dense legislative language, the CMS laid out the ground rules for the second year of MACRA, the rule Quality Payment Program (QPP) implements. At the rule's announcement, the agency messaged it was allowing flexibility for the rule by proposing the exemption of small providers participating in the program, which may exclude about 134,000 clinicians from the program.

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