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Care Management Weekly News Update - 12/9/20

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Dec 09, 2020 @ 12:11 PM

How to Dismantle Stigmas Surrounding Mental Health Conditions

The AMA established the BHI Collaborative with seven other leading medical associations to integrate behavioral and mental health care into primary care practices. The goal is for the patient to receive mental health care within the primary care office, whether from a psychiatrist, other mental health professional or a combination in a team-based care approach.

Chronic Disease Prevention Linked to Patient Engagement, Counseling

The report, published in JAMA which analyzed 94 randomized clinical trials, found that patient engagement in behavioral counseling sessions resulted in a 20 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease events for at-risk adults.

Social Determinants of Health May Influence Undiagnosed Breast Cancer Risk

Research presented at this year's annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America shows the possible impact of social determinants of health on follow-up appointments for breast cancer. Findings demonstrate a possible link between risk for undiagnosed breast cancer and length of lapse in follow-up appointment.

CMS Unveils New Telehealth Program to Treat Acute Care Patients at Home

The Acute Hospital Care at Home program will give participating hospitals the ability to reduce inpatient volume by treating certain acute care patients at home through a telehealth platform that allows for daily check-ins and monitoring.


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