Health Data News Roundup: Trump Signs Telehealth Executive Order; NPI Ban Overturned; and Humana News - IMAT Solutions
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10 Aug Health Data News Roundup: Trump Signs Telehealth Executive Order; NPI Ban Overturned; and Humana 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.

Trump Signs Order Aimed at Boosting Rural Health Care, Telehealth
Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at boosting struggling health care providers in rural areas, as he also proposed a permanent extension of some telehealth policies that helped fuel virtual care’s explosive growth amid coronavirus lockdowns.

House Votes to Overturn National Patient Identifier Ban
The US House of Representatives approved the bipartisan Foster-Kelly Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for the adoption of a national patient identifier (NPI).

Nevada HIE Partners with Health Org to Boost Data Surveillance
HealtHIE Nevada, Nevada’s statewide health information exchange (HIE), has announced a connection to the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) to increase data surveillance during COVID-19.

CMS Temporarily Lowers Individual, Small Group Exchange Premiums
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will allow payers to use premium credits to temporarily lower the individual and small group exchange premiums for 2020.

ID Health Information Exchange Implements SDOH Tool
Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE), Idaho’s statewide health information exchange, announced it is implementing a search and referral platform for its users to better understand social determinants of health (SDOH) and enhance the exchange of that data.

CMS Reveals Low Part D Premium, AHIP Warns of Rebate Rule Impact
Although the average basic Part D premium for 2021 is the second lowest in about seven years, AHIP warns the rebate rule could reverse this trend.

WellCare Offers SDOH Support for Seniors Through End of 2020
WellCare, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, announced a new partnership lasting through December 2020 that aims to bolster Medicare Advantage the social determinants of health support through better food access for beneficiaries.

Oscar Health Product Gives Members Free Virtual Care, Telehealth
Oscar Health has introduced a new insurance product, Virtual Primary Care, that aims to provide members with access to free virtual care and telehealth services.

Humana Tackles CKD Through Home Healthcare, Care Coordination
Humana will be partnering with a chronic kidney disease management and awareness organization to provide home healthcare and care coordination to Medicare Advantage members.

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