Health Data News Roundup: Verma Supports Medicare Advantage; ISA and Interoperability Standards; and IMAT at SHIEC 2019 - IMAT Solutions
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29 Jul Health Data News Roundup: Verma Supports Medicare Advantage; ISA and Interoperability Standards; and IMAT at SHIEC 2019

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.

Verma Supports Medicare Advantage
CMS Administrator Seema Verma declared Medicare Advantage the most successful result of Medicare and criticized the program’s other functions.

Interoperability Standards Advisory Seeks Stakeholder Input
The Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) recently issued a request for public comment on ways ISA can improve or revise existing aspects of its content.

Bright Health Expands Medicare Advantage Plan, Doubles Footprint
Bright Health will be expanding its Medicare Advantage plan into 13 new markets across seven states, nearly doubling its footprint. The health plan will be expanding its product offerings by about 300 percent.

Payers Looking for Other Data Sources to Succeed With SDOH Initiatives
Medicare Advantage plans appear to be at the forefront of pushing social determinants of health to aid in success under risk-based payment models, a new industry report contends. However, these risk-based plans “can’t go it alone” and succeed without input from others, according to this recent Health Data Management article.

Tennessee Creates EHR Task Force to Address Health IT Needs
Tennessee Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) was recently appointed the chairman of the state’s EHR Task Force to help providers increase clinical efficiency, cut costs, and reduce instances of potential fraud stemming from abuse of the state’s Medicaid program.

Humana Expands Bundled Payment Models for Spinal, Joint Surgeries
Humana recently expanded its value-based payment models by signing four more agreements with providers for bundled payment models for spinal fusion surgeries.

SHIEC 2019: IMAT Solutions Providing Health Data Clarity and Confidence for HIEs
IMAT Solutions will be showcasing how it provides data clarity and confidence for HIEs at SHIEC 2019. Learn more about this here.

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