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Care Management Weekly News Update 10/7/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Oct 07, 2021 @ 11:45 AM

The Future is Digital Reimagining Patient Engagement

Interactive patient systems provide a path forward, bringing much-needed efficiency to day-to-day operations for our caregivers, and providing patients and families with the comfort and information they need during one of the most difficult times in history. 

United Physicians Finds Success With Telepsychiatry for Virtual Collaborative Care

Before telepsychiatry, the IPO had three to six month waiting lists for adults needing care. Now it's typically a one to two week process from positive screen ID to initial assessment.

CMS Lowers MA Premiums Amid Insurer Plans to Grow Offerings

CMS is lowering the average premium for MA plans to $19 per month in 2022 from about $21 this year. The news comes as several insurers announce new MA plan offerings for 2022, including Humana, which said it will launch 72 plans.

Telehealth Use is Surging But Patient Satisfaction Has Declined, New Study Finds

The study found that despite 36% of patients using telehealth, four times higher than the previous year, they also report limited services and inconsistent care and lower satisfaction than in 2020.


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