Disease Management Digest, December 26, 2013
December 26, 2013  Volume X, Issue 20

  1. Cigna Earns NCQA Disease Management Accreditation

  2. American Diabetes Association Recommends Increasing Individualized Care in Diabetes Treatment

  3. New Chart: Who Conducts Home Visits?

  4. New Link Found Between Obesity, Early Kidney Function Decline

  5. Eighth Joint National Committee Panel Releases New Guidelines for High Blood Pressure Management

  6. Q&A: What's the Pharmacist's Role on the Primary Care Team and in Home Visits?

  7. Txt4health Program Motivates People to Change Behaviors to Reduce Diabetes Risk

  8. Award Winning Readmission Prevention Protocols: Navigating Care Transitions with Preferred SNF and Home Health Providers

  9. Nation's Ability to Counter Infectious Disease Outbreaks Hampered by Outdated Systems

  10. HINfographic: 7 Value-Based Priorities for Healthcare's Smart Money

  11. Protein in Prostate Biopsies Signals Increased Cancer Risk

  12. Engaging Members in Health Management Post-Discharge with Case Managers, Outreach Calls

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