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Proposed Rule Strengthens Fairness and Behavioral Health in the Medicare Advantage Program

Proposed Rule Strengthens Fairness and Behavioral Health in the Medicare Advantage Program

Photo: Justin Paget/Getty Images For the first time, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services is proposing to establish a health equity index in the Medicare Advantage and Part D Star Ratings program that would reward excellent care for underserved populations. The proposed rule would also update the Medicare Part D drug therapy management program …

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UTSW expands teen mental health program across Texas

UTSW expands teen mental health program across Texas

DALLAS – December 14, 2022 – UT Southwestern Medical Center is expanding an evidence-based mental health promotion and crisis prevention program for adolescents in Texas schools after receiving $11.5 million in state funding. Madhukar Trivedi, MD The Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) program helps adolescents recognize and better understand the feelings and signs of …

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Rekindle your health and happiness with Duncan Integrative Medicine's STB Bootcamp, a holistic health program at Olympia - ThurstonTalk

Rekindle your health and happiness with Duncan Integrative Medicine’s STB Bootcamp, a holistic health program at Olympia – ThurstonTalk

NOTnavigating the ups and downs of life day in and day out, we all face feelings of exhaustion, uncertainty and even depression. If you’re tired of being sick and tired, Dr. Thomas Duncan of Duncan Integrative Medicine has the solution. Culminating 30 years of his personal life and professional work, Duncan developed the STB Bootcamp …

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USC's Keck Medicine launches gender-affirming care program

USC’s Keck Medicine launches gender-affirming care program

LOS ANGELES — When Bridget, 57, moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles, she sought health care to maintain and monitor her hormone therapy. She was quickly disappointed. One provider admitted he knew nothing about transgender health, and another called his transgender status a “medical issue”. She then learned about Keck Medicine of USC’s …

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The program tackles teen mental health head-on, in a place where suicide rates are a major concern

The program tackles teen mental health head-on, in a place where suicide rates are a major concern

Sixteen-year-old Jack Farrell knows the triggers when his mental health takes a turn for the worse. “When I don’t exercise, I find my mental health declining,” he said. “When I’m active and exercising and eating well and working out, I feel really good.” Jack Farrell wants to see young men open up more to each …

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Hospice VBID: Understanding the 2023 Program Changes

Hospice VBID: Understanding the 2023 Program Changes

The hospice component of the Value Based Insurance Design (VBID) model will enter its third year on January 1, 2023, which means some of the program rules will change. Often referred to as the Hospice MA Trimming, the Voluntary Demonstration is designed to assess hospice-related payer and provider performance within Medicare Advantage (MA). The US …

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TRUST Program Celebrates 10 Years of Training Rural Idaho Physicians - Idaho Capital Sun

TRUST Program Celebrates 10 Years of Training Rural Idaho Physicians – Idaho Capital Sun

One of Idaho’s best-kept secrets that is transforming healthcare in our state is the TRUST program. As part of the WWAMI partnership between the University of Idaho and the top medical school at the University of Washington, TRUST stands for Targeted Rural Underserved Track. This year, TRUST is celebrating 10 years of training the next …

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Healthcare - Review recommends changes for FDA food program

Healthcare – Review recommends changes for FDA food program

Leave it to Ticketmaster to unite Republicans and Democrats: The bipartisan members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee want a briefing on the Taylor Swift debacle. Today in health care lawmakers are on the verge of getting rid of the Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. But first, an outside panel released a scathing critique of …

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