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Care Management Weekly News Update - 7/31/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 @ 10:08 AM


The boons of — and barriers to — behavioral health integration

An increasing number of clinics are trying a collaborative care model, but reimbursement, structural and historical barriers remain an obstacle.

Even $10 Increase in Medicaid Payments Helps Erase Disparities in Care Access, Study Says

Financial incentives can influence who a physician decides to treat and their patients' overall health, a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found. Even a slight uptick in Medicaid reimbursement can improve school attendance as well, driving down the rate of chronic absenteeism.

CMS unveils new MIPS 'framework' aimed at reducing reporting burden

The Trump administration has proposed updates to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) it says would ease the quality reporting burdens in the program. 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced a new framework for MIPS called MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs) with the goal of making it easier for physicians to participate in the program. 

Healthcare Data Breaches Cost An Average $6.5M: Report

A healthcare data breach comes with a hefty price tag—to the tune of $6.45 million on average. Healthcare organizations continue to have the highest costs associated with data breaches, more than 60% higher than the cross-industry average, according to IBM Security’s 2019 data breach cost report.


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