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Care Management Weekly News Update - 4/17/18

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 @ 12:02 PM

MIPS: Find out If You Are in or out for 2018

Finally. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an online tool that enables clinicians to determine whether they must participate in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS) this year. CMS on Friday put out a notice that it has released an updated MIPS Participation Lookup Tool on its web site that will allow clinicians to check on their 2018 eligibility status.

AMA Challenges mHealth Providers to Improve Chronic Care Management

The AMA and Google are joining forces on an mHealth challenge designed to improve care coordination for people with chronic conditions through mobile health platforms linking the patient with the doctor.

The CHRONIC Care Act Is A Good Start, But Caregivers Need More Help

While the recently signed into law CHRONIC Act (Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic care)  helps those who are on Medicare and have chosen a Medicare Advantage plan, it just barely touches the surface for what’s ahead.

At-Home Meal Delivery Reduces Hospital Readmission Rates

Addressing some of the social determinants of health can boost patient outcomes and help lower overall health care costs. Along these lines, researchers have found that home-delivered meals are a big deterrent to hospital readmissions.

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