Avicenna Medical Blog

Care Management Weekly News Update 3/9/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Mar 09, 2022 @ 11:53 AM

Nearly two-thirds of providers see value-based care as a way to improve relationships with patients and enhance care management strategies, according to reporting from Insights by Xtelligent Healthcare Media.
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Care Management Weekly News Update 3/2/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Mar 02, 2022 @ 11:59 AM

A new study by the American Medical Association and published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that $979 million in excess health spending annually comes from primary care physician turnover, with $260 million, attributable to burnout. 
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Care Management Weekly News Update 2/23/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Feb 24, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

Diagnostic excellence in the care of older adults requires awareness of the risks of errors of commission (overtesting and overtreatment) as well as the risks of omission (missing a diagnosis because of mistaken assumptions or faulty heuristics). A personalized approach to setting goals of care is desirable for all patients, and it is especially important for older adults.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 2/16/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Feb 16, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

For 2022, new codes have been added to the care management group, some have been modified for clarity, and others have been tweaked to better match their Medicare G-code counterparts.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 2/9/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Feb 09, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

Digital health innovations hold great promise for improving healthcare delivery, but their implementation at scale is often undermined by reimbursement challenges.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 2/2/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Feb 02, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

The AMA has created a framework for development and use of AI, building on AMA policy for augmented intelligence (PDF) and the latest research and viewed through the lenses of ethics, evidence and equity: Trustworthy Augmented Intelligence in Health Care.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 1/26/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jan 26, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

Telehealth represented less than 1% of the total health care volume in the United States prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more than half of physicians used telehealth for the first time in the pandemic’s first few months.  Subsequent research shows physicians have overwhelmingly responded positively to its implementation.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 1/19/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jan 19, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

The Department of Veterans Affairs is delaying the scheduled deployment of its new electronic health record effort at the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases affecting the workforce and community.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 1/12/22

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

Although the research evidence for advance care planning has been debated, the underlying need remains. Every day, patients and families engaged in medical decisions toward the end of life experience distress that could have been lessened or even prevented through communication.

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Care Management Weekly News Update 1/5/22

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

There are resources medical institutions can draw on to relieve some of the burden from overworked, stressed-out physicians, nurses and staff – many of them come in the form of technological advancements that may transform how we offer care in the years to come.

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