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HomeCare Now
September 18, 2020


The Friday Look
It's not like us to share mainstream tech announcements, but this week’s reveal of the new Series 6 Apple Watch firmly plants the tech giant’s flag in remote health monitoring territory. The watch adds the ability to measure blood oxygen levels and track them in the background. “The future of health is on your wrist,” one of the company’s promotional videos says. At the same time, Fitbit announced it has received approval to test out its ability to monitor for atrial fibrillation.

In another big—but not mainstream—announcement, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said it’s shelving a proposal that might have cut up to $50 billion a year from the Medicaid program. The Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR) was proposed last fall, but CMS head Seema Verma tweeted that it’s being pulled because of concerns from states and providers about its possible consequence on state budgets. You can read the proposed rule here.

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