22 Jun Health Data News Roundup: Payers and Telehealth Expansion; BCBRI and Population Health; and NEHII and 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.
COVID-19 Spotlights 3 Payer Telehealth Expansion Challenges
Payer telehealth strategies face the challenges of determining coverage for new and different sites of care and technologies as well as state and federal regulatory boundaries.
CMS Proposed Rule Redefines Payer Value-Based Payment Negotiations
CMS has proposed a rule that allows payers to adopt new value-based payment models for gene therapies.
How To Scale A Telehealth Strategy: Pilots, Providers, and Payment
Blue Shield of California’s Health Reimagined initiative models a new way for payers to scale a telehealth strategy.
BCBS Deal Collaborates to Gather Population Health Data
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBRI) is collaborating with behavioral healthcare provider partners to gather and leverage population health data.
High Deductible Health Plans Create Cost-Related Barriers to Care
High deductible health plans pose a barrier to care by increasing costs for patients and causing scheduling and financial turbulence for providers, according to a survey of providers conducted by the University of Chicago.
What is a National Patient Identifier and Why is It Important?
Patient matching has been a hot button issue for over two decades and the National Patient Identifier could be the final answer.
Enhancing Disease Reporting Through Health Information Exchange
Using a health information exchange (HIE) to pre-populate case reporting forms into a provider’s workflow, can increase disease reporting rates and thoroughness of information, according to a new study.
NE Health Information Exchange to Implement SDOH Data
Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII), Nebraska’s statewide health information exchange (HIE), announced it is implementing behavioral health data, such as social determinants of health (SDOH), into its HIE.
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