Most case managers now know that social determinants of health play a big role in patient health and outcomes. But with limited hours in the day, which ones should get the most attention from your organization?
CMS had a busy year. Tasked with responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE), it introduced a number of measures under the National Emergencies Act, which authorized the HHS secretary to waive or temporarily modify Medicare, Medicaid, and state Children's Health Insurance Programs according to national needs.
Due to the public health emergency brought about by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, organizations got a temporary reprieve from implementing some of the changes brought about by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014, which was finalized on September 28, 2019.
During the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it has become abundantly clear that the burden from this disease has not been shared equally. Minorities have been disproportionately affected by everything from economic fallout to disease severity and prevalence.
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