Baltimore, Md.—On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MedCAC), an expert panel external to Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), convened at CMS headquarters to evaluate whether sufficient clinical evidence exists to determine the most effective treatment for carotid atherosclerosis.
Medicare panel says current clinical evidence insufficient to determine best treatment for carotid atherosclerosis
A novel approach to providing care for mental health patients—called the clubhouse model—has been found to improve patients’ recovery, reduce rehospitalizations, and provide a sense of belonging.
Following a set of standards established by the International Center for Clubhouse Development, more than 300 clubhouses around the world have been set up based on the belief that recovery from a serious mental illness requires a community-based and culturally-sensitive approach. In addition to the clinical benefits they provide, these clubhouses have been found to have cost-saving implications.
Community-based care model offers mental health patients sense of belonging and recovery
We have recently been fielding questions from members on the value of women’s health centers and how hospitals are choosing to structure them. Hospital administrators looking to differentiate their women’s service lines often consider a health center as a physical reminder of the hospital’s dedication to women’ health.
In the absence of a formal service line structure, an outpatient facility can help patients better understand the spectrum of services available to them. However, with limited capital budgets and facility space, many administrators look to existing outpatient facilities to see which could absorb additional programming for women.
Comprehensive women's centers use mammography as gateway to other services