Articles by CareCentrix

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    Coronavirus and Home Care: Now More Than Ever

    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, by mid-March 2020, most hospitals in the US were restricting entry and allowing access only through an extra layer of triage at their emergency rooms. Many institutions sternly warned people to stay away unless there was a true emergency. Hospitals, doctor’s offices, and civic organizations asked individuals to check on the well-being of chronically ill and elderly family and neighbors.

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    Medicaid Block Grants

    In November 2019, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) withdrew guidelines directing states regarding how to implement Medicaid block grants and per capita cap programs. The political wrangling over the plan has obscured the details of the current administration’s Medicaid block grant proposal in general, and Tennessee’s plans in particular. To understand block grants, one needs to understand Medicaid’s current funding structure.

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    Concierge Care vs. Direct Care: The Differences Matter

    As a result of managed care, patients missed the close relationships they previously had with their doctors. Many felt that office visits were too short and that their doctors were too busy with documentation. From this dissatisfaction grew two new models of care: concierge care and direct care. There are similarities between the two, but important differences as well.

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    5 Highlights from 2019 in Healthcare: The Forest for the Trees

    When looking back on 2019’s healthcare news stories, the famous expression regarding the forest for the trees comes to mind. Remembering the distinction between the two is important, as focusing too much on the healthcare headlines of the day may result in missing the bigger picture.

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    Power Outages and Care at Home

    On November 21, 2019, California’s major power utility, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) announced that its latest round of systematized power outages had concluded and they would begin restoring power to the (more than 40,000) Northern California residents who had been without power for the duration of the week. For thousands of Californians, the outages were more than just a mere inconvenience, and for many, being unable to access electricity is a matter of life and death.

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