12 Oct Health Data News Roundup: Digital Quality Measures for Payers; Telehealth Patient Satisfaction; and Humana’s Value-Based Care MA Model
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.
Benefits of Digital Quality Measures for Payer Quality Reporting
Digital quality measures not only reduce provider burden, but they also can be essential for payers during a major disruption to the healthcare system.
Payer-Provider Partners Tap Telehealth for Behavioral Health Access
The need for behavioral health services skyrocketed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and payer-provider partnerships will be critical to maintaining these services throughout the pandemic and after.
Patient Satisfaction with Telehealth High Following COVID-19
Telehealth is one of the top health sectors yielding a high patient satisfaction score, but just about half of patients are still citing some barriers to virtual care access, according to the J.D. Power 2020 US Telehealth Satisfaction Study.
Humana’s Value-Based Care MA Model Cuts ED Admissions, Costs
Humana’s value-based care models in Medicare Advantage helped lower emergency room admissions and, in turn, boosted savings for Medicare Advantage members, according to the payer’s recent Value-based Care report.
Open Enrollment 2020 Marks Shift Toward Virtual Member Engagement
Due to social distancing restrictions, broker and member engagement during 2020 Medicare open enrollment will look very different than previous years.
Is a Western Regional Health Information Exchange on the Horizon?
Two major health information exchanges in the western part of the United States are teaming up to not only develop an extensive health information exchange (HIE) blanketing two states, but also an entire health data utility.
A Unique IPA Centers on Social Determinants of Health
An IPA of community-based organizations is forging contracts with payers to address social determinants of health in a way that generates ROI and sustainable programs.
Congress Concerned About VA EHRM Interoperability, Timeline
Members of Congress are looking forward to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) EHRM system launch in October, but have concerns about interoperability.
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