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    Home Infusion Services: An Update

    During COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020, hospitals and clinics began shutting their doors to patients who required routine care. Administrators scrambled to find ways to deliver services while avoiding clustering groups of patients in one location. For patients who required regular treatment with intravenous medications, a location already existed: their home.

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    Preventive Care at Home: What is Possible?

    The population of the US is aging fast. This has been accompanied by a rapid increase in the incidence of chronic diseases such as type II diabetes mellitus and end-stage kidney disease. These conditions are expensive to treat, and are largely preventable. They place patients at increased risk of other potentially life-threatening conditions, including respiratory viruses such as COVID-19.

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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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