Health Data News Roundup: White House Executive Order on Healthcare Price Transparency; New Aetna Caregiver Services; and Ethical SDOH - IMAT Solutions
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01 Jul Health Data News Roundup: White House Executive Order on Healthcare Price Transparency; New Aetna Caregiver Services; and Ethical SDOH

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.

What the Healthcare Price Transparency Executive Order Means for Payers
Payers will have to inform patients about out-of-pocket costs and private negotiations with providers to enforce healthcare price transparency, according the new White House executive order.

Aetna Partnership Gives Access to At-Home Caregiver Services
Aetna recently announced a new partnership with CareLinx that will provide eligible Medicare members access to at-home caregiver services as part of their benefits.

CMS Defines New Medicaid Integrity Guidelines
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released renewed guidance on Medicaid eligibility determinations and spending integrity the organization announced.

EHRA Concerned Over Administrative Burden of TEFCA Implementation
The EHR Association recently expressed concern that ONC’s TEFCA may impose a significant amount of administrative burden on EHR developers and other stakeholders interested in participating in QHINs.

VUMC Launches New Public Health, Informatics Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is creating a hub for developing and testing informatics to improve population health and bolster graduate education in public health informatics.

5 Ways to Ethically Use Social Determinants of Health Data
Organizations will have to adopt ethical standards in order to effectively collect and address individuals’ social determinants of health data, according to a group of stakeholders led by the eHealth Initiative (eHI) Foundation.

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