CMS proposes nixing pain management questions from HCAHPS in response to opioid epidemic

FierceHealthIT

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is planning to eliminate a set of questions on pain management from its nationwide patient experience survey, just months after rolling out updates to the questions

AMA Report: 6 Ways States Combat Opioid Epidemic

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries. Boost access to comprehensive pain care. Insurance designs must support comprehensive, multidisciplinary pain care to expand access to nonopioid pain management strategies, according to AMA. States should implement policies aimed at saving lives, improving patients’ pain outcomes and reducing opioid-related harm.

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White House Aims To Cut Opioid Prescriptions 33% by 2022

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries. The Trump administration seeks cut opioid prescription fills by 33 percent in three years through better education and adherence to pain-management prescribing practices, according to a May 3 report from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Master Guide to Telehealth Statistics for 2019

Enzyme Health

Medicare currently covers many telehealth services depending on coverage level and geography, but still faces some restrictions, with Medicare Advantage plan beneficiaries (about 14 million patients) receiving the broadest access ( ATA Telehealth Basics ). If you are working in telemedicine, you should be aware of the latest data supporting this method of healthcare delivery.

Virtual Reality Applications in Workers’ Compensation Reviews

Advanced Medical Reviews

Restrictive telehealth payment rules under programs like Medicare. VR headsets offer new mediums for therapy and pain management. Improved Pain Management and Rehabilitation. The audio-visual fidelity of VR-assisted telehealth is also useful in the management of pain for WC patients. Since at least the 1950s, virtual reality (VR) has been floated as one of the next big things in consumer and business tech.

The 2020 Amwell Client Awards

American Well

The Nemours app provides useful features tailored to each patient and custom tools for chronic disease management, like the one-of-a-kind asthma tracker. As the virus began to spread across the United States, Verizon expanded the LiveHealth Online benefit to its associate (union) employees and pre-Medicare retirees. some primary care services, post-op visits, and a virtual pain management clinic.?Since Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Amwell Client Awards!

150 top places to work in healthcare

Henry Kotula

The health system aims to foster professional success through enrichment programs and the CHOP Career Management Center, an online resource for career planning and community support. For employees over 55 years old, the hospital offers free Medicare and health claims assistance. [link].