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Care Management Weekly News Update - 7/2/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Jul 02, 2019 @ 10:58 AM

MA patients Readmission Rates Higher Than Traditional Medicare, Study Finds

Between 2011 and 2014, readmission rates were higher for patients in Medicare Advantage than for their peers in traditional Medicare plans, a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds. Hospital readmissions cost Medicare $26 billion annually, and hospitals, physicians and payers such as the Medicare program are trying to bring readmission rates down.


Ford Racing into Health Care Transportation, Weighing Home Health Partnerships

As more companies look to address the social determinants that hinder health, transportation has largely risen to the forefront. Several unexpected, non-health care players are driving that high-octane focus — including Ford Motor Company.

In Partnership With Verizon, VA Offers Veterans Unlimited Access to Telehealth App

The Department of Veterans Affairs launched its VA Video Connect telehealth app in July 2017 to increase veterans' access to care. By February 2019, the telehealth app had logged more than 100,000 video visits, according to the VA.

A quarter of hospitals graded by Leapfrog fail to meet groups 'never events' standard

One in four hospitals that participate in The Leapfrog Group's annual patient safety grades survey do not meet the national healthcare quality group's standard for handling serious reportable events that should never happen to a patient.



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