The Summer 2019 Health Policy News Roundup
- Medicare acupuncture coverage update, the July 2019
decision was in the “receiving comments” period until 8.15.2019.
Commission blog post update on home health program measures and hospice measures
- How a recent U.S. Health Policy Addresses Social
Determinants of Health
following July 2019 study, "Perspectives of Medicare Advantage Plan
Representatives on Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Response
to the CHRONIC Care Act" looked at how these insurance companies
were responding to the Medicare incentive from innovative ideas to
limits, including coverage of integrative health services.
This Policy Change and Its Implementation is Important
than 1/3 of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare Advantage
plans. These plans, under the 2018 CHRONIC Care Act must address these
members’ social determinants of health through supplemental benefits
(such as acupuncture and other integrative health modalities with an
these companies have when they are innovating new patient care coverage
plans that address social determinants of health:
strong evidence base for types of clinical care or procedures that show
improved patient outcomes
evidence-base for cost-effectiveness
partners who can provide these evidence-based services
clear guidance from CMS about what is permitted
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- Public Health Policy
in learning about the health indicators for Healthy People 2030 and the
process for identifying them?
recommend checking out the National
Academy of Medicine’s recorded webcast of some sessions and looking
in the Nation (WIN)” as part of the Healthy People 2030
health and integrative health paradigms are inextricably linked 🙂🦋👩🏻🌾
- Perspectives on Pain Research, an update from NCCIH
Director Dr. Helene Langevin (May 2019)
- The National Cancer Institute NIH Report
that NIH conference in February 2019? Here's the report from that
conference, "The National Cancer Institute NIH Report".
Thank you to Jennifer Stone for sharing this!
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