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Jan 17, 2023
Over 700,000 physicians, hospitals and other health care providers will collaborate to coordinate care for 13.2 million Medicare patients through three accountable care models in 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today.
Jan 17, 2023
To help guide physician and patient conversations as part of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Choosing Wisely campaign, the Society of General Internal Medicine today released an updated list of commonly ordered tests and procedures that are not always necessary in general internal medicine based on the latest evidence. The five recommendations address topics ranging from home glucose testing to annual general health checks, preoperative testing, cancer screening and peripherally inserted central catheters.
Jan 17, 2023
Nonprofit hospitals and emergency departments, including free standing EDs and Rural Emergency Hospitals, can apply through March 6 for up to $500,000 per year for up to three years to develop and implement alternatives to opioids for pain management in hospitals and ED settings, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced recently. The agency expects to award up to 14 grants under the program.
Jan 13, 2023
The uninsured rate for Americans under age 65 fell from 11.1% in 2019 to 10.5% in 2021, according to a report released today by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Jan 13, 2023
In a guest blog for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, Lisa Mallory, CEO of the National Association of Health Services Executives, reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the shared task to seek and implement solutions to what Dr. King called “the most shocking and inhumane” injustice: inequality in health care.
Jan 13, 2023
The final episode in a four-part series on Caring for Family Caregivers, this podcast features two experts from Ventura County, Calif., who discuss how hospital and community partnerships can innovate to provide family caregivers with greater support as the U.S. population of older adults continues to grow.
Jan 13, 2023
Forty state Medicaid programs newly allowed or expanded audio-only telehealth services for behavioral health in 2022, and 39 expanded the types of behavioral health services eligible for telehealth delivery, according to a supplement to the annual Kaiser Family Foundation survey of state Medicaid directors.
Jan 13, 2023
In this new resource from AHA’s The Value Initiative to help hospitals thrive in value-based payment contracts, Amol Navathe, M.D., assistant professor, medical ethics and health policy, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and Mai Pham, M.D., president and CEO, Institute for Exceptional Care, explore opportunities and challenges in implementing value-based payment models to improve health equity.
Jan 13, 2023
The recently enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act delays by one year, until Jan. 1, 2024, payment reductions of up to 15% under the Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services noted in an update this week.
Jan 13, 2023
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission today voted to recommend that Congress update Medicare payment rates for hospital inpatient and outpatient services by the current law amount plus 1% for 2024, and distribute an additional $2 billion to safety-net hospitals by transitioning to a safety-net index policy.