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Care Management Weekly News Update - 4/16/2019

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 @ 01:15 PM

U.S. Economic Burden of Chronic Diseases Tops $3.8 Trillion

The U.S. economic burden of chronic diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and cancer has reached about $3.8 trillion in direct and indirect costs—or nearly one-fifth of GDP, according to a new report from Fitch Solutions.

Improving Mental Health Care: New VA study Demonstrates the Effectiveness of the Collaborative Chronic Care Model

What if teamwork and involving patients in their own care could reduce hospitalization rates for Veterans with mental health conditions? A new study from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shows it does.The study identified effective ways for Veterans, their clinicians, and the larger VA health care system to all work together to have a positive impact Veterans’ mental health.

10 Major Barriers Hindering The Digitalization Of Chronic Conditions

Hundreds of millions of patients are affected by chronic diseases globally, often suffering from several of them. Despite such a huge opportunity, the coverage of chronic conditions with digital solutions is still below the acceptable level.

CMS Finalizes In-Home Medicare Advantage Telehealth Policies

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Friday that the agency has finalized a set of policies designed to expand the use of telehealth benefits under the Medicare Advantage program.

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