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Care Management Weekly News Update - 8/27/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Aug 27, 2019 @ 01:59 PM


Three California Networks See Promising Results in CMS Quality Initiative

Three large networks of medical practices in California saved more than $345 million over four years in costs that payers would have otherwise incurred from emergency department visits, hospital admissions, diagnostic tests and other services, in results under a CMS initiative announced Wednesday.

As Digital Disrupters Make Inroads, Pharmacy Giants Shifting to Health Services, J.D. Power Executive Says

As new digital disrupters like Amazon’s PillPack redesign the pharmacy experience, brick-and-mortar pharmacy giants will need to innovate and pivot to health and wellness to stay ahead, according to industry experts.

Hospitals Figure Out How to Implement CMS Transparency Requirement

While the Trump administration wants hospitals to begin posting "shoppable" prices online starting next year, some hospitals are scrambling to figure out how they'll be able to meet such a requirement.

Home Care Agencies See New Opportunities Amid VA Changes

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) — or the Tesla of home care, according to some — recently made changes to its health care plan to put veterans at the center of their own care and reduce network fragmentation.


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