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Care Management Weekly News Update - 7/5/17

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jul 05, 2017 @ 10:10 AM

Accountable care is an important mechanism used by public and private payers to align health care provider payments with efficient care for defined patient populations. Leavitt Partners, in partnership with the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative, tracks the growth and spread of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and other alternative payment models.

3 Areas Where Digital Technology Could Ease the Burden for Family Caregivers

Opportunities exist for digital tools to ease the isolation and stress that family caregivers often experience while caring for a loved one, many of whom are open to solutions that provide easy access to information. AARP has pointed to the 40 million Americans providing care to family members as a huge market opportunity for IT innovators.

In a Quest to Integrate Digital Tools, Health Systems See Value in Targeting Chronic Conditions

As hospitals search for effective digital health solutions, some providers are finding success with mobile apps that target several chronic conditions. Major hospital systems like Rush University Medical Center, the Mayo Clinic and Intermountain Healthcare are building a body of evidence around new technology that can improve outcomes associated with diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to the Wall Street Journal.

How the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) Could Affect Coverage and Premiums for Older Adults

The Senate BCRA discussion draft would make a number of changes to current law that would result in an increase of four million 50-64-year-olds without health insurance in 2026, according to CBO's analysis. CBO projects the uninsured rate for low-income older adults would rise from 11% under current law to 26% under the BCRA by 2026.


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