Health Data News Roundup: Payers Adapting to the COVID-19 Pandemic; UnitedHealth Group Unveils Self-Administered Tests; and IMAT News - IMAT Solutions
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06 Apr Health Data News Roundup: Payers Adapting to the COVID-19 Pandemic; UnitedHealth Group Unveils Self-Administered Tests; and IMAT 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.

Payers Eliminate Coronavirus Treatment Cost-Sharing Before Feds
A handful of payers, including CVS Health, have eliminated cost-sharing for coronavirus treatments, a move that experts have called for on a federal level.

ONC Opens Interoperability Proving Ground for COVID-19 Data
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information (ONC) is calling all health IT professionals who are working on COVID-19 interoperability projects to share it with colleagues on the Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) platform.

Cigna, Humana Eliminate Coronavirus Treatment Out-Of-Pocket Costs
Cigna and Humana have announced they are waiving all cost-sharing for coronavirus-related treatment to reduce or entirely eliminate out-of-pocket costs.

athenahealth Shares 2 EHR Dashboards to Track COVID-19 Test Results
athenahealth has launched two interactive COVID-19 EHR dashboards that will track lab test orders and identify geographic areas of high-risk patients using data from its providers.

UnitedHealth Group Unveils Self-Administered COVID-19 Test
UnitedHealth Group Research & Development and OptumCare clinicians have determined that self-administered COVID-19 tests are as effective as provider-administered tests and may extend resources and providers’ capacities.

CMS Requests COVID-19 Testing Data Sharing Between Hospitals, HHS
CMS recently sent a letter to hospitals across the country requesting they report COVID-19 testing data directly to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in an effort to help fight the pandemic.

IMAT Solutions Featured in Health IT Answers COVID-19 News Roundup
IMAT Solutions was recently featured in a Health IT Answers COVID-19 news roundup, and the online publication highlighted how we are enabling real-time health data reporting and analytics for its customers in response to the pandemic.

IMAT Solutions Helping Customers to Identify Patients at Risk of COVID-19
In case you missed it, our latest blog post highlights how IMAT is helping customers to identify patients at risk of COVID-19 through the creation of profiles based on centralized clinical codes and other clinical data.

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