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Care Management Weekly News Update 09/06/23

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Sep 06, 2023 @ 12:30 PM

The American Medical Association (AMA) has urged Congress to make key changes to the recently introduced Value in Health Care Act that will encourage increased physician participation in alternative payment models (APMs).

While generative artificial intelligence will "completely" reshape primary care, there's still a "huge gap between hype and reality" for healthcare AI, a Mount Sinai Health System leader told Becker's.

Balancing HIPAA compliance and effective marketing is a challenge. Many healthcare companies remain unaware of HIPAA provisions and ways to comply with them.  According to a recent study, patients who worry about breaches of their electronic health records are three times more likely to withhold information from their physicians.

On Aug. 24, CMS officials announced the results of 2022 monetary savings coming out of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for ACOs. Federal healthcare officials praised the MSSP program for its having saved Medicare $1.8 billion in 2022. Among the highlight results: 63 percent ACOs received shared-savings earnings, while physician-owned ACOs did the best at achieving financial savings.
Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced it has permanently housed 26,470 Veterans through July 2023, on pace to exceed its goal of housing 38,000 homeless Veterans in 2023. VA also announced more than $1 billion in grants to help homeless and at-risk Veterans through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families and Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem programs.

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