Health Data News Roundup: CMS Post-Acute Care Data Rule; Hospitals and EHR Data; and States and Value-Based Care - IMAT Solutions
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22 Apr Health Data News Roundup: CMS Post-Acute Care Data Rule; Hospitals and EHR Data; and States and Value-Based Care

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.

CMS Lays Out Post-Acute Care Data Requirements in Proposed Rule
CMS issued a proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system for 2020. Under the rule, CMS is calling for new post-acute care data requirements as well as measures that assess the transfer of health information to providers and patients.

Most Hospitals Use EHR Data to Support Quality Improvement Efforts
Eighty-two percent of hospitals used EHR data to support quality improvement from 2015 to 2017, according to a recent ONC data brief.

Medicaid Programs Seek to Address Social Determinants of Health
From fee-for-service to managed care, Medicaid programs are seeking to address the social determinants of health (SDOH) for a broader population of enrollees in order to achieve better health outcomes, according the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

EHR Use Dominates Nearly Half of Workday for Medical Interns
First-year internal medicine residents spend 43 percent of their day on average on EHR use, and ultimately spend more time in indirect patient care than interacting with patients, according to a new JAMA study.

Majority of States Have Committed to Value-Based Care, Payment Reform
There has been significant growth in the number of states and territories implementing value-based care models in the last five years, with a total of 48 committing to payment reform nationwide, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, according to a new report.

UnitedHealthcare Expands Medicare Advantage Bundled Payment Program
UnitedHealthcare is expanding its Medicare Advantage bundled payment program, offering providers in more than 30 states the opportunity to participate in these models for their patients enrolled in MA plans.

Vermont Stakeholders Debate HIE Patient Consent Policy Change
Policymakers and the Vermont Medical Society have joined an ongoing debate spurred by Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) about whether the state should change their opt-in health information exchange (HIE) consent policy to an opt-out policy.

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