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Care Management Weekly News Update 8/11/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Aug 11, 2021 @ 12:30 PM

CMS Proposes Revoking 'Most Favored Nation' Drug Pricing Model

Following several legal battles and opposition from providers, CMS is proposing nixing the Most Favored Nation Model, which matches payments for Medicare Part B drugs to the lowest price paid by other wealthy countries.

Report: Hospitals Continue to See Tight Margins As Delta Variant Raises Concerns

Though hospital operating margins have improved significantly from the first six months of 2020, they remain tight as the spread of the coronavirus Delta variant raises uncertainties, according to a new report from healthcare consultancy Kaufman Hall.

Building Lasting Tele-Behavioral Health Programs to Address Patient Needs

In a HIMSS21 Global Conference Digital session, two experts discuss what it's taken for the University of Rochester to spin up a virtual behavioral health program over the past nine years.

Medicaid Authorities and Options to Address Social Determinants of Health

Extensive research and the pandemic have elevated the importance of addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) to improve health and reduce longstanding disparities in health and health care.


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