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Care Management Weekly News Update - 3/6/18

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Mar 07, 2018 @ 02:30 PM

CMS Study to Shed Light on MIPS Burden

The CMS is inviting clinicians to participate in a year-long study to assess the burden of reporting under MACRA’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Participants will need to submit data for at least three measures in the MIPS Quality performance category, including one outcome measure, and take part in a virtual focus group.

Uber Launches Health Ride Service Tailored to Health Care Providers

San Francisco-based Uber, a global ride-sharing company, has launched UberHealth, a service that enables health care providers to hail on-demand and scheduled rides for patients. The mission of UberHealth is to reduce the amount of missed appointments due to transportation issues, which has a total estimated impact of $150 billion on the health care system.

Reimbursing Telehealth: How Medicare, Medicaid, Private Payers Differ

One of the main barriers hospitals and health systems face when deciding whether or not to adopt telehealth programs is concerns with reimbursement, but progress is being made to clear up confusion, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy.

Home Health Provider Launches Telehealth Program for Physical Therapy

One of the nation’s largest home healthcare agencies is launching a remote patient monitoring program that uses telehealth to help post-acute care patients recover at home. Visiting Nurse Service of New York will make the Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant (VERA) platform, developed by Reflexion Health, available to community programs and individual patients in and around New York City.

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