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Care Management Weekly News Update -7/25/18

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 10:34 AM

How to Integrate Clinical Care with Mental, Behavioral Healthcare

As the industry continues its shift from volume to value, healthcare organizations should consider innovative strategies for incorporating mental and behavioral healthcare services with the clinical environment. Delivering high-quality, preventive care requires clinicians to treat the whole patient, on both the physical and behavioral level.

4 Changes Physician Groups Don’t Like in Proposed MACRA, Physician Fee Schedule Rule

Doctors' groups are still digesting the 1,473-page proposed federal rule updating the Medicare physician fee schedule and outlining changes for year three of the physician payment program implemented under MACRA. But in their preliminary review of the proposal released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last Thursday, they've already found plenty to fault, including changes that would slow the move of physician practices to value-based payment and a failure to lower drug costs.

How Dose Packaging Improves Medication Adherence in Chronic Care

When it comes to consumer engagement with a certain product, it’s all in the packaging. The same rings true in healthcare, as more medical professionals are considering dose packaging to help improve medication adherence and patient engagement in chronic disease management.

Non-Physician Providers Improve Practice Bottom Lines, MGMA Says

Medical practices that use non-physician providers (NPPs) receive more revenue and enjoy better productivity, according to the new Medical Group Management Association DataDive Cost and Revenue report.

Health Care in the Home Still Raises Safety Concerns

Millions of individuals in the United States depend on home health services to help manage chronic conditions and recover after surgeries or unexpected illnesses. Home health utilization is increasingly, too, partly because services are typically provided in the lowest-cost setting.


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