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Care Management Weekly News Update -1/16/18

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Geriatric ER Program Cuts Unnecessary Admissions by 33%

An emergency department program that focused on geriatric transitional care has significantly reduced the risk of unnecessary admissions of geriatric patients, according to a new study. Northwestern Memorial Hospital cut the admissions by 33%, according to researchers from Northwestern University, Mount Sinai Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.

Trump Admin's New Bundle Bid Shows Value-Based Care's Staying Power

While debate over the Affordable Care Act is still raging with Republicans controlling Congress and the White House, bipartisan support for MACRA and the movement away from fee-for-service models has held relatively steady.

RAISE Act Passes Congress

The Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage Family Caregivers Act, or the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, passed the Senate on Jan. 9 and is headed to President Donald Trump for his signature. The act is aimed at identifying recommended actions for health care providers, long-term services and supports (LTSS) providers, state and local governments and existing federal programs to help support family caregivers.

Improve Asthma Outcomes in Children with Telemedicine, School-Based Medication Therapy

Incorporating a combination of telemedicine support and school-based medication therapy for children with asthma can reduce the amount of asthma-associated emergency room and hospital visits, according to a recently-published study.

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