Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Mount Sinai Health System have reached an agreement to offer community paramedicine, ET3 and treat-in-place options.
On September 13, 2021, the CMS announced its decision to withdraw the ET3 NOFO due to insufficient applications received. CMS considered its options carefully before reaching the decision to not implement the medical triage line component of the Model. The insufficient number of applications received would not allow for a sufficient number of Agreements to adequately determine whether the medical triage line intervention described in the NOFO has the potential to maintain or improve quality of care for beneficiaries and reduce Medicare program spending under the Model.
The American Medical Association is launching an effort to use telehealth expansion as a means of improving digital literacy in underserved populations.
Brooks-LaSure has a long career in public policy, working in the Office of Management and Budget as a Medicaid analyst before moving on to serve as deputy director for policy at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight during the Obama administration.