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Care Management Weekly News Update - 9/23/20

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Sep 23, 2020 @ 12:38 PM

Big Medicare Bundled Payment Changes Could Cut Participation

Medicare recently told participants in its largest bundled payments program about big changes that will go into effect in less than four months. The changes may lead some to drop out, advisers warn.

VA Expands Veteran Access to Telehealth With iPad Services

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new collaboration with Apple to increase Veterans’ access to virtual care benefits. VA’s iPad program provides qualifying Veterans with cellular-enabled iPads to access telehealth services and currently helps more than 50,000 Veterans across the country connect to VA health care services virtually.

ASC's Projected to Save Medicare More Than $73B in the Next Decade

Ambulatory surgery centers reduced Medicare costs by nearly $29 billion between 2011 and 2018 by providing services in a lower-cost setting than hospital outpatient departments, according to a new analysis.

CMS Planning to Fully Rely on Encounter Data for Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment in 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it plans to begin in 2022 using solely encounter data to calculate risk adjustment in Medicare Advantage and Part D.


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