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Care Management Weekly News Update 8/5/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Aug 05, 2021 @ 12:35 PM

New Bill Aims To Boost Medicare Access To Chronic Care Services

New legislation aims to eliminate the cost-sharing requirement for Medicare beneficiaries to get chronic care management services and reimburse providers for 100% of the payment.

CMS Repeals MA Rate Disclosure Requirement, Boosts Hospital Payments by $2.3B

CMS has finalized its 2022 inpatient payment rule, which will not only repeal part of the price transparency requirements related to Medicare Advantage rates and increase payments to hospitals but will also require facilities to report Covid-19 vaccination uptake among its employees.

Report: Digital Health Tools Maturing As Research, Funding Grows

Consumers and benefits managers have a record number of digital health tools to choose from, according to a new report by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science. 

Telehealth Investments Soar Even As Market Matures

Global telehealth investments increased 169% from the second quarter of 2020, and were up 17% from the first quarter of 2021. The five largest deals were worth $1.6 billion, out of roughly $5 billion in total.


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