Health Data News Roundup: Blue Cross Blue Shield and HCCI Partnership; Payer-Provider Alignment; and HIE News - IMAT Solutions
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18 Nov Health Data News Roundup: Blue Cross Blue Shield and HCCI Partnership; Payer-Provider Alignment; and HIE News

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.

HCCI Adds Blue Cross Blue Shield Claims Data to National Database
The Health Care Cost Institute and Blue Health Intelligence, a data division of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, have struck a multiyear data partnership that will see the latter’s medical claims information expanding the former’s national database.

Payer-Provider Partnership, Data Management Promote Population Health
Strong payer-provider partnerships allow for improved data management that fuels population health and enables success in value-based care models, according to executives at the recent at Xtelligent Healthcare Media’s Fourth Annual Value-Based Care Summit.

Out-of-Pocket Costs Higher for Behavioral Health for Many Americans
Insured Americans are spending more out-of-pocket costs on behavioral health services, such as treatment for substance abuse, than on conditions like diabetes and heart failure, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

New York Health Information Exchange Saves $160 to $195M
The New York Health Collaborative (NYeC) announced a savings of $160 to $195 million annually on healthcare spending due to the use of the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY), the state’s health information exchange.

Medicare Premiums, Deductibles for Parts A, B to Increase in 2020
The Medicare premium for premium will rise nearly seven percent in 2020, from $135.50 in 2019 to $144.60 next year, while the premium for Part A will rise almost five percent from $437.00 to $458.00 a month, according to CMS.

Leading MI Health Information Exchange Networks Plan Integration
Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will partner with Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC), the leading health information exchange in Michigan, by the end of 2019 to improve healthcare across the state.

Patient Identity Management: A Patient Safety Concern
Fragmented patient data can lead to redundant and unnecessary care, potentially harming individuals. Thought leaders are calling for standardized methods to identify patients and minimize potential harm.

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