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Care Management Weekly News Update - 10/1/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Oct 01, 2019 @ 11:04 AM


Expanding Medicaid Means Health Problems Get Found and Health Improves, Study Finds

Nearly one in three low-income people who enrolled in Michigan’s expanded Medicaid program discovered they had a chronic illness that had never been diagnosed before, according to a new study.

CMS Rules Aim to Reduce Regulatory Burden for Providers

The agency said the burden reduction and efficiency rule would yield a net savings of $843 million in its first year and a bit more in years after. It includes provisions from three separate proposed rules, one from last year and two from 2016.

CMS Launching Demonstration for Wellness Programs in Individual Market

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a bulletin Monday that invites states to apply for the pilot, an effort that dates back to the Obama administration. States that participate in the demonstration will have two options for designing the wellness program: either build a blanket model that applies to all individual market plans, or allow the plan sponsors to design wellness programs themselves.

Best Buy, Amazon and Walmart Leading Retail’s Race into Home-Based Care

The race to move health care into the home is on, and a growing number of major retailers are officially in the running. As the federal government continues to incentivize home- and community-based care, these big businesses and others are betting those will be the care settings of the future. 


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