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Week in Review: Telehealth Expansions, Medicaid Coverage, and Quality Metrics in Physician Compensation

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This episode of the MGMA Week in Review podcast discusses initiatives to improve maternal health outcomes through transportation services, growing support for permanent telehealth expansions, confusion around Medicaid coverage, and the impact of cyberattacks on healthcare practices. It also shares results from an MGMA Stat poll on quality performance metrics in physician compensation plans.

Takeaways:
- Access to care through programs addressing social determinants like transportation can help improve health outcomes.
- Value-based payment models that include quality metrics are becoming more prevalent in physician compensation.
- Clear communication around Medicaid coverage is vital to prevent unnecessary loss of coverage.
- Cyberattacks can significantly impact healthcare practices, leading to data breaches, disruption of services, and financial losses. Support is needed to help them manage challenges and financial strain from such events.
- Data security is a growing concern as ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations continue.

Sources:
Uber Health story
Telehealth Expansions for Seniors
Confusion on Medicaid Coverage
Change Healthcare article
MGMA Stat Poll

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Week in Review: Telehealth Expansions, Medicaid Coverage, and Quality Metrics in Physician Compensation
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