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Health Care Week in Review: Emerging ACO Technology, Mental Health Coverage, Canceled Cardiac and Hip Fracture Bundled Payments, Weekly Quiz

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Here's The Latest in Health Care:


•  Health care tech vendors are creating products specifically geared towards use for accountable care organizations, or ACOs. With the industry transitioning to more value-based care and payment reform, ACOs need robust analytics and advanced care management platforms that perform beyond what today's EHRs are capable of doing.  Read More

•  The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, passed in 2008, promised to make mental health and substance abuse treatment easily accessible as the treatments that are available for any other condition. However, a recent national study found that health insurers are skimping out on mental health coverage and patients are still struggling to gain access to affordable treatment.  Read More

•  This morning, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it has officially canceled mandatory cardiac and hip fracture bundled payment models. While CMS sees this as a way to offer hospitals greater flexibility and choice in how they provide care to their Medicare patients, some health care experts believe this might hurt the value-based care movement.  Read More

•  Do you think you're all caught up with the latest health care news? Take this week's quiz to see how much of that information you've retained!  Read More

Each Friday, Signor Goat reports the latest from the week in health care. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of health care news. Brought to you by pMD, innovators in charge capture software.