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Care Management Weekly News Update - 9/3/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Sep 03, 2019 @ 03:18 PM


Uber Health Eyes Meal Delivery, Caregiver-Driving Partnerships

When ride-hailing companies first came on the scene nearly 10 years ago, they were rarely — if ever — associated with health care. But today, both industry giants Uber (NYSE: UBER) and Lyft (Nasdaq: LYFT) have growing health care divisions that are frequent partners of home-based care providers.

Medicare Issues Proposed Payment Rule Including Changes to Bundled Payments and CPT Coding

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a proposed rule that would update payment policies for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (“PFS”). These policy charges are intended to reduce paperwork burdens, remove “unnecessary measures” and “recogniz[e] clinicians for the time they spend with patients.” If finalized, the rule would take effect for Medicare services provided on or after January 1, 2020.

2 Rural Hospitals Shutter Doors, More Than 1K Soon Out of Work

Two rural hospitals straddling the Ohio River — one in eastern Ohio and the other in West Virginia — are closing their doors in the coming months and more than 1,000 are set to lose their jobs, according to filings submitted to each state.

82% of Healthcare Organizations Have Experienced an IoT-Focused Cyberattack, Survey Finds

Eight out of 10 healthcare organizations have experienced an internet of things-focused cyberattack in the past year. Of the organizations hit by an attack, 30% said the security incident compromised end-user safety, according to a survey by security software company Irdeto.


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