13 Jul Health Data News Roundup: Payers Improving Quality Measures; New COVID-19 Dataset Codes; and Humana Ramps Up Testing
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.
5 Ways Payers Can Improve Quality Measures for Chronic Members
Nearly three-quarters of NCQA HEDIS quality measures will experience a negative impact from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study.
Regenstrief Implements New Set of COVID-19 Dataset Codes
Health IT professionals at Regenstrief Institute have added new COVID-19 standardized codes for laboratory testing and clinical observations to the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) dataset.
Humana Ups COVID-19 Testing With At-Home, Drive-Thru Testing
Humana is expanding its COVID-19 testing strategy by providing members both with access to at-home testing as well as drive-thru testing at Walmart locations.
CPOE Systems, CDS Tools Negatively Impacting EHR Alerts
Hospitals are increasing clinician burnout due to a high number of EHR alerts from computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems and clinical decision support (CDS) tools, according to a study.
What Types of Health Plans Enroll More Seriously Ill Members?
Seriously ill populations tend to enroll in health plans that are less restrictive and that boast broader networks, according to a recent study.
Medigap Plans G, N Saw High Enrollment Growth from 2015 to 2018
While most Medigap policies did not see much change in Medigap enrollment growth, an increasing number of beneficiaries enrolled in Medigap plans G and N from 2015 through 2018, according to AHIP.
healtheConnect Alaska Brings Behavioral Health Information to Providers
healtheConnect Alaska has released a behavioral health data tab in its healtheHUB provider portal, offering providers will now have access to critical information about Alaska’s most vulnerable population.
Disease Severity is a Main Cause of Duplicated EHR Problem Lists
Demographics and disease severity are linked to both the incompleteness and duplication of EHR problem lists, according to a new study.
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