Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Nov 21, 2018 @ 01:44 PM
Patients with chronic illness who are enrolled in the Medicaid program tend to have better patient experiences than those without insurance coverage, according to a new study from America’s Health Plans (AHIP).
The improper payment rate in the Medicare fee-for-service program fell to 8.12% in 2018, its lowest rate since 2010, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The result is due to a yearslong effort by CMS to get the rate below 10%, a goal the agency achieved in the last two years.
Patients receiving care from a doctor in a value-based care model tend to experience better quality care, receive more preventive care, and yield higher medication adherence and adherence to chronic disease management plans, according to a new report from Humana.
Nearly one-fifth of adults (18%) had a diagnosable mental illness in the past year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, creating huge demand for behavioral health services. In acute care hospitals, more than 40% of stays for a physical condition also involve a mental or substance abuse disorder.
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