05 Oct Health Data News Roundup: ACA and Payers; Social Informatics and SDOH; and Two HIEs Join Forces
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.
How an Overturned Affordable Care Act Would Impact Payer Industry
Health Payer intelligence recently spoke with experts at Manatt Health, who predict that the Affordable Care Act will remain largely intact, in part because the alternative would be highly disruptive.
Can Social Informatics Improve Social Determinants of Health Data?
Social informatics could be the answer to some of healthcare’s social determinants of health (SDOH) data problems, according to the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).
Trump Administration May Push Back Info Blocking Rule Again Due To COVID-19
The Trump administration is planning to delay the compliance deadlines for healthcare information blocking and interoperability regulations for a second time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CO, AZ Health Information Exchanges Propose to Form Regional HIE
Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) and Health Current, an Arizona-based health information exchange (HIE), announced they are planning to join forces to create the most extensive regional HIE in the western part of the country.
Big Premium Drop, More Medicare Advantage Benefits Slated for 2021
As Medicare Advantage plans prepare to expand their benefits in 2021, CMS expects premiums to drop 34.2 percent from 2017 levels in the new year.
Value-Based Care Stunted by Misaligned Payer-Provider Relationship
A misalignment between payers and providers on their definitions of value, frequency of communication, and trust in their partnership is impeding value-based care efforts, according to research from Insights by Xtelligent Healthcare Media.
HHS Launches Initiative to Measure Physician Health IT Use, Burden
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an initiative to measure health IT use among office-based physicians across the country.
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