Avicenna Medical Blog

Care Management Weekly News Update - 7/29/20

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jul 29, 2020 @ 11:20 AM

Legislators and Healthcare Organizations Rally in Favor of Bipartisan Telehealth Bill

The legislation would eliminate most geographic and originating site restrictions on the use of telehealth in Medicare, authorize the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service to continue reimbursement for telehealth for 90 days beyond the end of the public health emergency and enable the HHS to expand telehealth in Medicare during all future emergencies and disasters.

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Care Management Weekly News Update - 7/22/20

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jul 22, 2020 @ 11:04 AM

Federal District Court Upholds CMS Hospital Price Transparency Rule

On June 23, 2020, a federal district court upheld a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulation that requires hospitals to publicly report information regarding their standard charges, including privately negotiated charges with commercial health insurers, effective January 1, 2021.

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Care Management Weekly News Update - 7/15/20

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jul 15, 2020 @ 10:06 AM

With Coronavirus Cases Surging, VA's "Fourth Mission" Now Covers 46 States

As new Coronavirus hotspots have emerged across the country, the Department of Veterans Affairs has so far deployed nearly 1,000 of its own medical professionals to 46 states as part of its “fourth mission.”

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Avicenna Medical partners with GAP Healthcare to deliver care management to COVID-19 patients at home

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Apr 09, 2020 @ 09:37 AM

The initial program rollout at McLaren Macomb hospital provides care management services to patients who have visited the emergency room and are COVID-19 positive or presumed positive but are not currently critical enough for hospital admission.  Under the program, nurses at GAP reach out to patients within 12 hours of discharge to determine their current stability, and provide a time frame in which a local ambulance company will visit the patient’s home to complete a baseline assessment and...

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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System to Deploy Avicenna’s COVID-19 screening, management and analysis tools

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Mon, Mar 30, 2020 @ 01:22 PM

Avicenna Medical Systems, a medical software developer, is pleased to announce that the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System will deploy Avicenna’s COVID-19 screening, management and analysis tools across inpatient and outpatient facilities.

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Care Management Weekly News Update - 12/17/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Dec 17, 2019 @ 10:52 AM

Industry Voices—Nutrition is a 'Blind Spot' in Patient Care That Needs Prioritizing

Despite its recognized importance in all facets of health and healing, nutrition is often overlooked and underserved—and not just within the general population. There is also a significant gap in how nutrition is addressed in healthcare settings, which creates a critical “blind spot” in patient care.

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Care Management Weekly News Update - 12/10/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Dec 10, 2019 @ 10:58 AM

Population Health Screenings for the Prevention of Chronic Disease Progression

Early detection of disease enables prompt treatment that can prevent disease progression and costly health outcomes. We report incidence of previously unrecognized disease and investigate the expected effect of early detection and care on health outcomes.

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Medicare Care Management Updates - 2020

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Nov 19, 2019 @ 11:11 AM

Care Management in 2020:

Each year, CMS makes updates to the Medicare care management programs to create more financial reimbursement opportunities for providers and improve the health outcomes of their patients. This year's final rule for the Physician Fee Schedule contains modifications to payment rates, payment policies, and quality provisions. These updates will be officially implemented on January 1, 2020.

TCM Program Updates:

Transitional Care Management focuses on reducing unnecessary...

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Care Management Weekly News Update - 11/12/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Nov 12, 2019 @ 01:57 PM

Strategies for Managing Chronic Conditions in Rural Areas

Chronic diseases disproportionally affect individuals in rural areas. To help manage these and minimize the negative health impacts they have on individuals, local organizations are investing in multiple strategies.

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Care Management Weekly News Update - 11/6/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Nov 06, 2019 @ 11:15 AM

Final Physician Payment Rule Keeps E/M Code Changes

CMS on Friday issued its 2020 final rules for the Physician Fee Schedule, including a streamlining of evaluation and management services (E/M) reporting that was rolled back from an earlier proposal in a change providers applauded.

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