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Care Management Weekly News Update -12/27/17

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 @ 12:04 PM

Congress Delays Decision on CHIP Renewal Until Next Year 

For 20 years, the state-run Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has provided medical, dental and vision coverage for children in families who earn too much for Medicaid but don’t have or can’t afford private insurance. Now, families will have to wait until next year to find out if funding for the program will continue, New York magazine reports.

2017 Year in Review: A Digital Health Boom, Cyberattacks and Navigating Health IT’s Awkward Teenage Years

Health systems have the basic IT infrastructure in place. They have an EHR system. They have analytics and population health tools. They have more data than they know what to do with. Now they’re just trying to pull it all together into a cohesive unit.

What Reimbursement for Remote Patient Monitoring Means for Adoption

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) provides an avenue for healthcare providers to change lives for the better – engaging patients to take an active role in their own health and allowing providers to detect problems early before costs and complications escalate.

CMS Releases Star Ratings; Nearly 10% of Hospitals Earn Top Marks Under New Methodology

 The updated formula led to more hospitals earning a one- or five-star ranking, though the majority remain between two and four stars, as was the case in previous years. CMS is putting less emphasis on certain measures as well, including patient experience, while putting more weight on readmissions and timeliness of care.

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