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Care Management Weekly News Update - 8/27/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Aug 27, 2019 @ 01:59 PM

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Care Management Weekly News Update - 8/20/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Aug 20, 2019 @ 01:31 PM

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Care Management Weekly News Update - 8/13/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Aug 13, 2019 @ 02:08 PM

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Care Management Weekly News Update - 8/6/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Aug 06, 2019 @ 09:57 AM

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Care Management Weekly News Update - 7/31/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 @ 10:08 AM

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Care Management Weekly News Update - 7/23/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Jul 23, 2019 @ 01:47 PM

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Care Management Weekly News Update - 7/18/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Jul 18, 2019 @ 02:12 PM

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Care Management Weekly News Update - 7/12/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Fri, Jul 12, 2019 @ 08:37 AM

Non-Medical Home Care Could Save At Least $4B in Medicare Costs

Non-medical home care benefits that address the social determinants of health of older adults could curb Medicare spending. That’s according to findings from a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which suggests more than $4 billion in Medicare costs are due to the lack of non-medical support for older adults, specifically those with disabilities. 

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Care Management Weekly News Update - 7/2/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Jul 02, 2019 @ 10:58 AM

MA patients Readmission Rates Higher Than Traditional Medicare, Study Finds

Between 2011 and 2014, readmission rates were higher for patients in Medicare Advantage than for their peers in traditional Medicare plans, a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds. Hospital readmissions cost Medicare $26 billion annually, and hospitals, physicians and payers such as the Medicare program are trying to bring readmission rates down.

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Care Management Weekly News Update - 6/27/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Jun 27, 2019 @ 11:01 AM

Leveraging Medicaid To Combat The Opioid Epidemic

The Technical Assistance Collaborative and its partners reviewed state strategies that increased the number of providers delivering medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services and, more importantly, the number of individuals receiving MAT. In our new report, we describe how several state Medicaid agencies transformed their treatment systems by focusing on quality and accessibility.

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