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Care Management Weekly News Update - 11/21/2018

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Nov 21, 2018 @ 01:44 PM

Medicaid Enrollees See Better Patient Experiences, Care Quality

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).

CMS Achieves Lowest Medicare Improper Payment Rate Since 2010

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.

Value-Based Care Drives Preventive Care, Care Management

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.

ECRI Offers Tips on Managing Acute Care Patients with Behavioral Health Needs

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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