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July 29, 2021 Show Notes

Overview: Follow the Money We discuss the state of annual wellness visits. Why do only about 20% of eligible Medicare patients get annual wellness visits. We look at the efficacy of AWV’s, and pg slot ways of improving participation and delivery. Annual Wellness Visits have potential to improve healthcare quality and reduce costs Notes Only ~20% uptake in AWVs, income…

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Pandemic Is Microcosm of US Healthcare Ills

The Pandemic Is a Microcosm of Ills in U.S. Healthcare Five of the major problems in the US healthcare system have been prominently showcased in the Covid-19 pandemic: Under investment in prevention Inequity and bias Politics get in the way Not invented here Not following doctor’s recommendations To significantly improve the US healthcare system for our entire population, we need…

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Prevention is Not Easy

Prevention is Not Easy But Must Be Embraced We’re changing our name to reflect what we do and what our healthcare system needs to do: Embrace Prevention Care. Prevention is both the hardest and most effective way to improve health and reduce costs. It is hard because it requires patients to take actions today that will result in possible benefits…

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CARE Score Gets a New Look

Regular visitors to the Save Senior Lives page of our website will notice that we’ve changed the look of both the Town Comparison tool and Massachusetts state map. And while the color changes are obvious, there is more to the changes than meets the eye.  Carefree Pioneers a New Visualization When Carefree recognized that the senior community was being hit…

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Free COVID-19 Scores for MA Towns

Carefree releases CARE Score ANDOVER, Mass. – June 22, 2020 – Today, Carefree Chronic Care released the Coronavirus Area (CARE) Score that analyzes current COVID-19 infections in the local population for every town in Massachusetts. Updated weekly with data from the MA Department of Public Health, the CARE Score provides trending information on new COVID-19 cases over the most recent…

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