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Will Senate's Healthcare Failure Open the Door To Bipartisanship?
By Seth Sandronsky
The Republican Party's efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act came to a crashing halt recently when two key Senators refused to back the repeal-and-replace plan. But in Washington, D.C., the GOP's efforts to end Obamacare continue. The GOP controls 52 members of the Senate, but seems to lack the 50 votes required to allow a procedural vote on the repeal-only plan. This raises the question of the party's go-it-alone strategy.
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How Will You Celebrate National Case Management Week and ACM Recognition Day?
National Case Management Week (NCMW) will be celebrated Oct 8-14, 2017. This year's theme is Case Management: Exceptional People. Exceptional Care. This is a terrific opportunity to highlight the significant contributions of Case Management and Transitions of Care professionals to quality health care for patients, families and the health care industry. Begin talking with your organization now about how you can recognize and bring awareness to the commitment, compassion and care provided by case managers in your organization and across the continuum of care.
In conjunction with NCMW, October 11 is ACM™ Recognition Day! This is the perfect opportunity to recognize the case manager's efforts in becoming an Accredited Case Manager™. Celebrate their achievement with congratulations and a gift that showcases their distinction.
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ACMA's Career Link is THE job source for case management and transitions of care professionals. Ensure your most recent resume is posted on ACMA Career Link so that relevant case management jobs can come to you. Don't currently have your resume posted? Upload it today!
Readmissions for Dysglycemia in Diabetes Common, Preventable
Hospitalizations and readmissions due to dysglycemia among people with diabetes are common yet often preventable, new US research suggests.
The findings, from more than a half million index hospitalizations for over 300,000 patients with diabetes in a nationwide database, were published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine by Rozalina G McCoy, MD, of the division of primary care internal medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues.
Senators Begin a 20-Hour Debate On Affordable Care Act Repeal
The Senate began a 20-hour debate on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act shortly after a 51-50 vote to allow the discussion.
The debate will include amendments from both Republicans and Democrats and will be a healthy civics lesson for the country as lawmakers discuss the merits and the flaws in the bill, Lowell Brown, partner and national leader of Arent Fox's Health Care Practice Group, told FierceHealthcare during an interview recently.
Price Transparency In Medicine Faces Stiff Opposition — From Hospitals And Doctors
Kaiser Health News
Two years after it passed unanimously in Ohio's state Legislature, a law meant to inform patients what health care procedures will cost is in a state of suspended animation.
One of the most stringent in a group of similar state laws being proposed across the country, Ohio's Healthcare Price Transparency Law stipulated that providers had to give patients a "good faith" estimate of what non-emergency services would cost individuals after insurance before they commenced treatment.
Here's How a Key Part of the Opioid Legislation is Not Working
The Boston Globe
More than a year after a comprehensive law was passed to address the state's opioid epidemic, few patients appear to be taking advantage of a key provision designed to help them connect with addiction treatment after an overdose, according to a Globe survey of emergency room doctors.
As originally proposed by Governor Charlie Baker, the law would have required those taken to the emergency room after an overdose to be held involuntarily for up to 72 hours to receive treatment.
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