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Care Management Weekly News Update - 9/26/17

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Sep 26, 2017 @ 03:11 PM

Most Medicare Members Say They Aren't Getting Recommendations About Chronic Conditions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that three out of four Americans 65 and older have multiple chronic conditions. Engaging people with co-morbidities is often a way to improve health conditions, but the HealthMine survey found that’s not the case for many in the Medicare population.

New Models and Approaches to Condition Management Leading to Accelerated Growth of Solutions

Key healthcare stakeholders are accelerating the adoption of more personalized and holistic approaches to chronic condition management, driven by continuing concerns about rising healthcare costs. The Assessing the Market for Condition Management Solutions Market Scan Report describes the critical market trends in the healthcare industry that are driving the growing interest and adoption of these solutions.

With Deadline Fast Approaching for Doctors to Participate in MIPS, AMA's President David O. Barbe Offers Advice

With the deadline only 12 days away, it’s scary that many physicians and health systems are still unfamiliar with MACRA requirements. But David O. Barbe, M.D., president of the American Medical Association, the country’s largest physician organization, says he thinks most physicians will be able to comply with the minimum MIPS requirements and at least avoid a payment penalty.

Has the Readmissions Reduction Program Peaked?   

In the five years since the HRRP began, it has shown clear results. According to a CMS report last year, 565,000 readmissions were avoided since 2010, some a result of the penalty program and others the result of readmission reduction efforts hospitals were independently making. More than half of all U.S. hospitals were docked in 2015, with a total of $528 million withheld.

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