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Care Management Weekly News Update -11/21/17

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 @ 03:06 PM

Patient-Centered Medical Home Model Improves Chronic Disease Management

Data from more than 800 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) primary care clinics revealed that national implementation of a patient-centered medical home model was effective at improving several chronic disease outcomes over time.

CMS’s 2017 Medicare Fee-For-Service Improper Payment Rate is Below 10 Percent for the First Time Since 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is committed to reducing improper payments in all of its programs, as evidenced by improper payment reduction efforts contained in the Fiscal Year 2018 President’s Budget. CMS’s new leadership is re-examining existing corrective actions and exploring new and innovative approaches to reducing improper payments, while minimizing burden for its partners.

FDA Greenlights First 'Smart' Pill

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a digital pill that tracks if and when patients take their medication. The first-of-its kind drug, called Abilify MyCite, contains an ingestible sensor first approved by the FDA in 2012 and is meant to address the problem of prescription noncompliance.

6 Attributes That Make for a High-Value Primary Care Practice

The researchers, from Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center used never-before-available commercial health insurance claims from 2009 to 2011 from more than 40 million patients and 53,000 primary care practices across the country to identify those that deliver high-quality care with a lower overall cost.

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