Avicenna Medical Blog

Care Management Weekly News Update 7/21/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Jul 21, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

Until recently, there were literally no words to describe health care services or procedures delivered via augmented intelligence (AI)—often called “artificial intelligence”—in the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, known the “language of medicine.”   Appendix S to the CPT code set provides uniform terminology and a taxonomy that creates a path to payment for AI-related medical services and...

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Care Management Weekly News Update 7/13/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jul 13, 2022 @ 11:25 AM

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions are in no short supply as providers, health tech companies, payers and other industry players look to expand their businesses and gain a competitive edge. Here’s a roundup of new deals that were revealed, closed, rumored or called off during the month of June.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 7/6/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jul 06, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

"VA is undertaking a multi-year endeavor to develop national standards of practice for each of its 50 health care professions to ensure the continued safe, high-quality care for our nation’s Veterans," said Deputy Under Secretary for Health Performing the Delegable Duties of Under Secretary for Health Steven Lieberman, M.D. “These standards will ensure VA health care professionals are able to deliver services in...

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Care Management Weekly News Update 6/29/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jun 29, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

The Biden administration rolled out the Enhancing Oncology Model, aimed at improving equity and care coordination for cancer treatments. The new voluntary model will start in July 2023 and run through 2028. 

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Care Management Weekly News Update 6/22/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jun 22, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

Stakeholders reported that advanced primary care and ACO initiatives have not successfully integrated specialty care into their organizations and/or care delivery infrastructure due to a complex set of barriers and disincentives. Four themes emerged from interviews that can inform model designs to better integrate specialty care.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 6/17/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Fri, Jun 17, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

Oracle is Developing a National Health Records Database

Two days after it completed its $28.4 billion acquisition of Cerner, Oracle announced plans to build a national, anonymized health information management system.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 6/8/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jun 08, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

Oracle closes $28B deal to buy EHR giant Cerner

Oracle said it obtained the required antitrust approvals for the deal, including European Commission clearance. The deal will close on June 8, 2022. As of 12:00 midnight, Eastern time, at the end of the day on June 6, 2022, 69.2% of the total Shares, have been validly tendered.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 6/1/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jun 01, 2022 @ 12:37 PM

As part of his first State of the Union address, President Biden identified supporting Veterans as a key pillar of his Unity Agenda and an issue that can unite the country. The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act makes good on that promise. 

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Care Management Weekly News Update 5/25/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, May 25, 2022 @ 12:52 PM

Telehealth utilization has dropped as the pandemic emergency has waned. For telehealth utilization to meet the higher expectations set during the pandemic, the technology must be wielded for more than just episodic or urgent care.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 5/18/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, May 18, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

Alan Morgan, CEO of the National Rural Health Association, says telehealth holds significant potential to save the future of rural healthcare. However, ongoing problems such as spotty broadband access, poor digital literacy and inadequate communication are preventing utilization from becoming widespread across rural communities.

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