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Care Management Weekly News Update - 6/20/18

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 @ 03:17 PM

Value-Based Payment Adoption Drives 5.6% Reduction in Care Costs

Payers that implemented value-based payment models reduced healthcare costs by an average of 5.6 percent, improved provider collaboration, and created more impactful member engagement, according to a new study from Change Healthcare.

Wide Spectrum of Patients see Better Outcomes at Academic Medical Centers, Study Finds

Medicare patients who received treatment at an academic medical center (AMC) had lower 30-day mortality rates compared to those at nonteaching hospitals, according to a recent Health Affairs study. This was the case not just for the sickest, but also among less sick patients.

Why Experts Say We May Need a 'Mars Shot' to Address Mental Illness in the U.S.

The healthcare industry is shooting for the moon on cancer research and care, but experts say it will need to aim even higher on mental health. "Care is care, and people with serious mental illness aren't getting much of it, physical or mental," Giliberti said. "In mental illness, we need a 'Mars shot,' and to go where we haven't gone before."

What Millennials Want The Government To Do About Long-Term Care

One in four of the nation’s 40 million family caregivers is a millennial, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute report. Based on a survey conducted by the University of Chicago, this generation of Americans in their 20s and 30s has definite ideas of what the federal government and employers should do to help people deal with the financial and personal strain of long-term care.

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