Avicenna Medical Blog

Care Management Weekly News Update 11/17/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Nov 17, 2022 @ 11:27 AM

Forty-six senators have signed a letter to Senate leaders Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., expressing serious concerns regarding the stability of Medicare payments for physicians and support for bipartisan, long-term payment reform.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 11/10/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Nov 10, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

The report, titled “ Digital Health and MedTech – New Signals for Transformation ,” based on a global survey of more than 150 MedTech executives, reveals a shift away from traditional healthcare models, with leaders adopting digital health as a core part of their approach to improving patient outcomes.
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Care Management Weekly News Update 11/3/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Nov 03, 2022 @ 11:42 AM

The rural emergency hospital designation will be implemented in January, allowing rural and critical access hospitals to receive a 5% payment increase for their services, provided they meet conditions of participation. They will also get a monthly facility payment.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 10/27/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Oct 27, 2022 @ 12:24 PM

Oracle Cerner executives say the company is focused on leveraging the same cloud capabilities it has used to power consumer-facing technology to modernize the Cerner Millennium EHR and improve the clinician experiences.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 10/20/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Oct 20, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it is delaying upcoming deployments of the Oracle Cerner electronic health record (EHR) until June 2023 to address challenges with the system and make sure it is functioning optimally for Veterans and for VA health care personnel.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 10/12/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Oct 12, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

Walgreens Boots Alliance plans to take full ownership of CareCentrix to push forward its healthcare strategy with a particular focus on primary care, post-acute care and home care.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 10/5/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Oct 05, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

The insurance giant announced the deal's closure on Monday morning. In the release, UnitedHealth touts the companies' shared vision for making the healthcare system simpler and more adaptive to the needs of payers, providers and patients.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 9/28/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Sep 28, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

A short-term spending package includes extensions for two key rural hospital programs into December but doesn’t include the Biden administration’s request for $27 billion in aid for COVID-19 and the monkeypox outbreak. 

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Care Management Weekly News Update 9/21/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Sep 21, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the HHS Roadmap for Behavioral Health Integration (Roadmap), which details policy solutions that would help to better integrate mental health and substance use care into the larger health care system and other systems. 

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Care Management Weekly News Update 9/16/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Fri, Sep 16, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced approval of the Oregon Health Authority’s proposal to cover community-based mobile crisis intervention services in Medicaid. 

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