As one year ends and another begins, we look back and remember the major news events of the year: politics; entertainment; the hurricanes that devastated Louisiana, Texas, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Virgin Islands—and something that destroyed many people’s lives—the opioid epidemic. We all have read about or even known someone who was or is opioid dependent—like […]
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Opioid Abuse and Medicaid Opioid and other substance abuse disorders affected about 12 percent of all Medicaid beneficiaries in 2015 (Mark, Lubran, McCance-Katz, Chalk, & Richardson, 2015). Patients who overdose on opioids are more likely to survive if the drugs they need to counteract the overdose are included as part of their Medicaid drug benefit […]
The American Health Care Act. The Better Care Reconciliation Act. Skinny Repeal. Graham-Cassidy. The 115th Congress has attempted to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act so many times this year, it’s hard to keep up–even for those of us in the field. In today’s political climate, it’s easy to blame elected officials for the […]
StrategicHealthSolutions, LLC (Strategic) is working hard to ensure that health care dollars are going to the right providers for medically necessary treatments and services and protecting the Medicare and Medicaid programs that are crucial to millions of people across the country. It will take cooperation, conscience, and especially courage to protect our health care programs, […]
This month, we’re bringing you the final installment of our three-part series on the alternative health care payment models in Medicare. Part 1 introduced the different payment models, Part 2 covered the pros and cons of each, and this post will focus on the transition to value-based care, sometimes referred to as a “bundled payments” model.