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Care Management Weekly News Update - 9/19/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 @ 02:57 PM


Machine Learning Identifies Patients for Advanced Depression Care

Machine learning can help primary care providers easily identify patients who could benefit from more in-depth treatment of mental health. Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University partnered to create the tool, built to integrate seamlessly into existing clinical workflow.

Most Nations Grappling With Increased Healthcare Cost Trends

The gross global medical trend price increase will average 8% in 2020 (including general inflation), up from 7.8% this year, researchers found. General inflation will be be 3.1% next year, up from 2.9% this year.

AMA Report: Insurers Should Follow Medicaid's Lead in Mitigating Opioid Epidemic

One of the key themes that emerged from the research—which focused in four states: Colorado, Mississippi, North Carolina and Pennsylvania—is that Medicaid is more consistently ahead of the curve in providing the services patients need to deal with substance abuse disorder.

Care Indeed Using VR Training to Improve Caregiver Experience, Retention

The use of virtual reality technology has steadily made its way into the senior care arena, especially when it comes to innovative senior housing communities. Overall, though, VR is a tool that is still underutilized by in-home care providers.


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