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Advanced Primary Care Initiatives Reduce Hospital Admissions, ED Visits: CMS

Preliminary findings from two advanced primary care initiatives from CMS show decreased hospital admissions and emergency department (ED) visits, CMS officials report. The two large-scale tests of advanced primary care—the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative and the Multi-Payer Advanced Primary … finish reading Advanced Primary Care Initiatives Reduce Hospital Admissions, ED Visits: CMS

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New CMS Data Sharing Tool Provides Remote Access to Medicare Data

Designed to make the healthcare system more transparent and accountable, CMS’s new Virtual Research Data Center (VRDC) promises secure, timely access to data at a lower cost, according to CMS. Part of the administration’s Big Data Research and Development Initiative, … finish reading New CMS Data Sharing Tool Provides Remote Access to Medicare Data

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Colorado Medicaid Accountable Care Effort Doubles Savings in One Year

Three years into an Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) program, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing achieved $44 million in gross savings or cost avoidance, officials report, more than double the amount of cost avoidance achieved by the … finish reading Colorado Medicaid Accountable Care Effort Doubles Savings in One Year

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Affordable Care Act Will Reduce Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending for Many Americans

While out-of-pocket medical expenses for most Americans will decline with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), newly insured consumers under an expanded Medicaid program will save the most money, according to a new RAND Corporation study. An estimated 11 million Americans … finish reading Affordable Care Act Will Reduce Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending for Many Americans

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Adult Medicaid Beneficiaries in California Have Highest Increase in ED Visits: Study

While uninsured patients are often thought of as high emergency department (ED) utilizers, insured patients, particularly those with Medicaid coverage, have come to rely more frequently on EDs, according to a study from the University of California, San Francisco. In … finish reading Adult Medicaid Beneficiaries in California Have Highest Increase in ED Visits: Study

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4 Reasons Why Home Visits Are Effective

Engaging patients’ families and other support systems in the home are one benefit of home visits, explains Jessica Simo, program manager with Durham Community Health Network for the Duke Division of Community Health, enabling healthcare providers to see the patient … finish reading 4 Reasons Why Home Visits Are Effective

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Health Centers Get Boost to Guide Uninsured Americans Toward Affordable Health Coverage

Over 1100 health centers across the country have received funds to enroll uninsured Americans in new health coverage options made available by the ACA, according to the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The agency has allocated $150 million … finish reading Health Centers Get Boost to Guide Uninsured Americans Toward Affordable Health Coverage

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More Than Half of Americans Favor State Insurance Exchanges; Lawmakers Split Along Party Lines

More than half of Americans believe that the creation of state-based health insurance exchanges should be a main healthcare priority, contrary to lawmakers who are split along partisan lines on the exchanges, according to a survey released by the Kaiser … finish reading More Than Half of Americans Favor State Insurance Exchanges; Lawmakers Split Along Party Lines

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Most States Enhancing Technology to Streamline Medicaid Eligibility, Modernize Enrollment Systems

Nearly all states are taking steps to develop faster, streamlined Medicaid enrollment systems, even if they choose to opt out of Medicaid expansion, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. As of … finish reading Most States Enhancing Technology to Streamline Medicaid Eligibility, Modernize Enrollment Systems

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Modernizing Medicare, Medicaid Could Reduce Debt and Improve Care for Dual Eligibles

Modernizing Medicare and Medicaid could improve patient health and save the federal government $542 billion over the next ten years, according to a new report by UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Health Reform & Modernization. Lawmakers have come up with a … finish reading Modernizing Medicare, Medicaid Could Reduce Debt and Improve Care for Dual Eligibles

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