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Care Management Weekly News Update 10/27/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Oct 27, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Better Medicare Alliance: MA Adds $32.5B in Value to Medicare

A new analysis estimates Medicare Advantage provides beneficiaries $32.5 billion a year in additional benefits and lower out-of-pocket costs, as scrutiny continues over more federal funding devoted to the plans.

CMS, CMMS Officials Seek More Data From Medicare Advantage Plans on Impact of Health Equity

Officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) discussed the need for greater collaboration during a conference this week sponsored by the Better Medicare Alliance. Officials said they want to better understand the impact of incentives in the MA program to address health equity and to spur more participation in the value-based insurance design (VBID) model.

The COVID-19 pandemic may have pushed the health care community to expand use of telehealth and other digital health technologies, but AMA research points to a positive and permanent outcome—to better care and increased value.

The Future of Hospitals Depends on Systemness

‘Systemness’ is the idea that hospitals can broaden clinicians’ awareness to improve decision-making that takes into account the larger hospital ecosystem.



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