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Care Management Weekly News Update - 9/5/17

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Sep 06, 2017 @ 10:48 AM

Funding For Local Public Health: A Renewed Path For Critical Infrastructure

The movement toward value-based care has been the major focus of the public and private sectors as a means to control cost and improve health care quality and outcomes. These value-based models are creating more urgent financial incentives and pressures for the health care system to think more about what creates and maintains health, rather than just treating illness.


7 Ways to Cut Value-Based Care's Regulatory Red Tape

In a letter to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health’s “Medicare Red Tape Relief Project,” the AMGA outlined seven changes to government regulations that would provide more flexibility and further both Medicare and the provider community’s transition to value-based care.

Medicare Payments for Telehealth up 28% Last Year

Medicare payments for telehealth rose 28% in 2016, due to an increase in providers offering remote services with their traditional fee-for-service beneficiaries, The National Law Review reports.

Medicare Shared Savings ACOs Cut $1 Billion in Costs Over Three Years

Accountable care organizations participating in the CMS' Medicare shared-savings program reduced spending by about $1 billion in three years, HHS' Office of Inspector General reported. 

A Root Cause Analysis Approach to Patient Problems May Improve the Overall Experience

To find the root cause of patient issues, like missed appointments, providers must drill down into their experiences. One way to address these individual concerns is via a “design thinking” approach, experts suggest.

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