||Wyden Uses Heatwave To Urge Insurers To Provide Seniors With AC, Filtration Systems
||Elderly Oregonians with Medicare Advantage health plans should have insurers provide them with air conditioners and filtration units. That from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden. The Oregon Democrat argues that in 2019, Congress passed his Chronic Care Act. A provision lets Medicare Advantage offer ‚Äúnon-primarily health related‚Äù benefits, which includes indoor air quality equipment and services. ‚ÄùWhat I‚Äôm doing ‚Äì particularly because it is so hot ‚Äì is ...
||Bipartisan Senate bill would loosen Medicare's telemedicine restrictions
||... Miss.). The Senate telehealth working group first introduced the bill in 2016. A number of the legislation's provisions have since been signed into law or adopted by the CMS, including as components of the CHRONIC Care Act , a piece of legislation that passed in a congressional budget deal last year. Improved access to telemedicine, according to the bill's co-sponsors, will help to cut costs for patients and providers and ...
||GlobalMed and Answers Media Network Host Webinar on Urgent Need for Telemedicine
||... filling care gaps for rural, aging and underprivileged populations Why Millennial and Generation Z patients are disrupting existing care delivery models and demanding virtual care How Medicare telehealth policies, the 21st Century Cures Act, CHRONIC Care Act , and Mental Health Telemedicine Expansion Act are changing healthcare Best practices for telehealth adoption and stakeholder buy-in A forecast for telemedicine through 2022 The webinar is partially based on GlobalMed's new eBook ...
||Why supplemental benefits in MA mark a 'turning point' for Medicare policy
||The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized in April its plan to allow MA plans to cover certain supplemental benefits for targeted social determinants like air quality and food. The CHRONIC Care Act , which was passed in 2017, also expanded those options . Chernof said that using these early supplemental benefit options effectively paves the way for further discussions on which should potentially be elevated to a permanent benefit and ...
||Global Healthcare Mobility Solutions Market 2019-2024 by Product & Service, Application, End-user and Geography - ResearchAndMarkets.com
||... the Patient care management segment. Patient care management involves utilization management, case management, disease management, absence management, nursing, and advocacy services. Individuals with chronic disease conditions account for the majority of healthcare expenditures. The CHRONIC Care Act February 2018, encourages the use of flexible new tools (telehealth) to better manage care for individuals. As per CMS 2015 to 2016 data the Chronic Care Management (CCM) benefited patients, providers, and payers ...
||Aetna Partnership Gives Access to At-Home Caregiver Services
||... more resources about caregiving. Both members and their caregivers are looking for in-home caregiver solutions. Government programs are beginning to recognize this as well. As mentioned in a Commonwealth Fund study , under the CHRONIC Care Act , Medicare Advantage enrollees with one or more comorbid and complex chronic conditions will be able to receive in-home care, transportation, and other forms of aid aside from medical and financial help. The ...
||When it comes to longevity, social factors play a bigger role than healthcare: study
||... than medicine. That may require other programs that address the social and behavioral determinants of health." There are a few steps being taken by policymakers to try and swing the pendulum such as the Chronic Care Act —legislation that allows Medicare Advantage plans to cover interventions beyond those considered traditional healthcare, such as bathroom grab bars or wheelchair ramps or additions to homes to make them safer. RELATED: Telehealth expansion ...
||Here's Why Nutrisystem Is a Healthy Investment for Tivity Health
||... manage their weight, but we also have a quintessential opportunity to tailgate off of two very significant legislative changes." He cited changes in legislation regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Chronic Care Act as two key tailwinds for the newly combined business. Related. Union Pacific CEO: Tariffs and Trade Biggest Threat to Economic Expansion "CMS is now going to reimburse up to four weeks of food ...
||CMS invites states to test new dual-eligible care models
||... and administrative inefficiencies and programmatic burdens for all." The invitation to state Medicaid agencies is part of the CMS' broader commitment to improve care for dual-eligibles , which was prompted in part by the Chronic Care Act that was passed as part of the budget act of 2018. The CMS is starting to implement the budget act's requirements, including addressing low integration in dual-eligible special needs plans, or D ...
||CHRONIC Care Act could make it into funding bill - POLITICO
||athurallen202 ) and Darius Tahir ( @DariusTahir ) CHRONIC CARE ACT COULD MAKE IT INTO FUNDING BILL: The House version of a continuing resolution to keep the government open past Thursday could include the CHRONIC Care Act, which could make it easier for Medicare Advantage enrollees to pay for telehealth services. The CHRONIC Care Act would also expand the use of telehealth for treating and diagnosing strokes, especially in cases where immediate virtual ...