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Care Management Weekly News Update -8/21/18

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 @ 02:47 PM

Rural Hospitals in Dire Need of Regulatory Relief

CMS says it's working to improve access and quality of care in rural health settings, but the industry counters that it needs a much bigger effort to stem the bloodletting in the sector in recent years.

Adding Mental Health Options in the Clinical Setting is Tough. Experts Say to Aim for These ‘Quick Wins’.

Though truly bringing mental health care into the fold with clinical care may ultimately require some major policy overhauls, there are "significant quick wins” key players can go after now, experts say.

Future Winners in Accelerating Shift to Value

Last week, CMS released its proposed rule (beware – in good government fashion it’s a whopping 607 pages) for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program.

Collaboration on Skilled Nursing Transitions Reduces 30-Day Readmissions

A collaborative initiative between nurse practitioners (NPs), doctors, and other medical staff to help patients discharged from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility lowered 30-day hospital readmissions.

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