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Prevention Is Key To Reducing Healthcare Costs For All Employees

Reductions in employee health risks lead to immediate cost savings, while the accumulation of additional health risks lead to significantly higher medical and pharmacy costs, according to a study from StayWell Health Management and Towers Watson. Cost savings associated with … finish reading Prevention Is Key To Reducing Healthcare Costs For All Employees

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CMS Seeks Physician Practices for Comprehensive Primary Care Program

A new initiative from CMS will compensate PCPs that strive to provide enhanced primary care for Medicare patients. Under the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative, CMS will pay PCPs a care management fee, initially set at an average of $20 per … finish reading CMS Seeks Physician Practices for Comprehensive Primary Care Program

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CMS Publishes Patient Responses to Home Health Agency Surveys

Consumers can now compare results from home health agencies’ patient surveys, according to the CMS. Results from the national survey on the efficacy of Medicare-certified home health agencies are available on CMS’s Quality Care Finder Web site. It was designed … finish reading CMS Publishes Patient Responses to Home Health Agency Surveys

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Patients Receive Half of Recommended Preventive Health Services at Annual Check-Ups

Patients getting annual check-ups may not be receiving recommended preventive screening tests and counseling services that may benefit their health, according to a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. More than 20 percent of U.S. adults received periodic … finish reading Patients Receive Half of Recommended Preventive Health Services at Annual Check-Ups

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