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Care Management Weekly News Update - 12/2/20

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Dec 02, 2020 @ 11:37 AM

How to Sustain Behavioral Health Care in Primary Care Practice

The integration of behavioral health and primary care services improves patient care and outcomes and can be financially sustainable for practices that rely on fee for service (FFS), value-based care (VBC) payments, or some combination thereof.

New Model for Managing Chronic Disease Begins in Medical School

Chronic disease is a full-blown public health crisis in the U.S., yet much of undergraduate medical education (UME) remains grounded in acute care. There’s a new model—as well as a novel tool—for incorporating chronic disease prevention and management (CDPM) education into pre-clinical and clinical settings.

CMS Expands Ability for Hospital-Level Care at Home As Thanksgiving Surge Expected

CMS is expanding the ability of hospitals to treat their acute care patients at home ahead of an expected surge in COVID-19 hospitalization following the Thanksgiving holiday, when many Americans ignored public health advice against gatherings.

How Care Coordination Technology Addresses Social Isolation in Seniors

Among Medicare beneficiaries alone, social isolation is the source of $6.7 billion in additional healthcare costs annually. Preventing and addressing loneliness and social isolation are critically important goals for healthcare systems, communities, and national policy.


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