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Care Management Weekly News Update 9/22/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 @ 11:45 AM

Reducing Low-Value Care Starts By Understanding Its Drivers

There is no single driver of low-value care — providers, systems, and patients all play a role. With the right tools, stakeholders can work together to re-align incentives and transform our healthcare delivery system into one that prioritizes value, eliminates waste and leads to better overall patient outcomes.

HHS Allocates $25.5 Billion to Cover Financial Losses From COVID-19

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken three actions to assist physician practices and other health care entities that have experienced financial losses during the COVID-19 pandemic—including releasing a new $17 billion allocation from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF).

Tips for Private Practice Wins With Behavioral Health Integration

As a physician in private practice, you may worry that your patients’ behavioral health care needs are going unmet. “Why is that? It’s because of shortages in many communities of psychiatrists and other clinicians to address these needs,” said Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH, the AMA’s vice president of health care quality.

HHS Aims to Use Value-Based Care Payment Models to Lower Drug Prices

The Department of Health and Human Services wants to test models that would pay drugs based on their clinical value as part of a new plan to tackle high prices.

Mergers Cut Mortality Rates At Rural Hospitals, Study Finds

The study, published Monday in JAMA Network Open and conducted by researchers with IBM Watson Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, examined 435 hospitals altogether, including more than 260 that were in a control group for comparison.

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