09 Jul Health Data News Roundup: Payers Struggle with Data Overload; CMS and MIPS Rules for Clinicians; Hospitals Plan Have Big IT Plans
Welcome to the Health Data Weekly News Roundup from IMAT Solutions. As the power of data continues to grow in the healthcare arena, today’s care organizations need to be on the forefront of all news and trends to help ensure that their data analytics efforts deliver accountable and informed care. Each week, we will provide you with the actionable news you need to meet these goals.
Payers Are Data Obese with Information that Goes Unused
An expert panel at the recent America’s Health Insurance Plans Conference discussed how payers need to better leverage data that often goes unused.
CMS Proposes Reimbursing Home Health Agencies for Remote Patient Monitoring
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday announced a proposed rule to allow home health agencies to be reimbursed—for the first time under Medicare—for remote patient monitoring.
CMS Suggests Demonstration to Waive MIPS Rules for Clinicians
CMS wants to launch a demonstration to test the concept of waiving Merit-Based Incentive Payment System requirements for clinicians who participate in certain Medicare Advantage plans that involve taking on risk.
Opioid Use Disorder, Telehealth, Among NCQA Updates to HEDIS Quality Measures
Specifications for opioid use disorder are among four new measures of the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set, or HEDIS, for 2019.
HIMSS, AMDIS Suggest Ways CMS Can Reduce Administrative Burden
In a recent letter to CMS, HIMSS and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) offered suggestions to reduce administrative burden on providers as part of the CMS Patients Over Paperwork Initiative.
9 In 10 Hospitals Have Big IT Plans In Year Ahead, Half Say Insufficient Funding is a Concern
It’s widely understood that health organizations are taking steps to “self-disrupt,” but new research suggests that even more than anticipated are making big technology plans for the next 12 months.