09 Jan Health Data News Roundup: ACA Enrollment Up 18 Percent; Medicare Advantage Enrollment Growth; and Finalizes 2023 Health IT Accreditation Criteria
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.
Affordable Care Act Marketplace Enrollment Up by 1.8M From Last Year
Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace enrollment has grown 18 percent from last year, with 11.5 million people signing up for coverage as of December 15, 2022, HHS recently announced.
Traditional Medicare to Medicare Advantage Switching Rates Grew in 2020
The share of beneficiaries who switched from traditional Medicare to Medicare Advantage in 2020 exceeded the switching rate from Medicare Advantage to traditional Medicare, contributing to Medicare Advantage enrollment growth.
California HIE Earns NCQA Validated Data Stream Designation for Third Year
Manifest MedEx (MX), California’s statewide health information exchange (HIE), has earned the Validated Data Stream designation in the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Data Aggregator Validation program for a third consecutive year.
EHNAC Announces Finalized 2023 Health IT Accreditation Criteria
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit health IT standards development organization, has released new versions of program criteria for its 19 accreditation programs and 3 beta accreditation programs.
Payers Harnessing Data to Get Ready for Transparency in Coverage Requirements
One of the most important components of the No Surprises Act is the Transparency in Coverage rule, requiring payers to provide cost-sharing data to consumers via machine readable files and consumer price transparency tools.
State of Georgia Launches Health Insurance Portal
After failing to win federal approval to exit the federal insurance marketplace earlier this year, Georgia has established its own health insurance portal directing people to private insurers and brokers to buy health insurance.
Centene’s Health Net Issued New Medi-Cal Direct Contracts By California Department of Health Care Services
Centene recently announced that the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has selected its California subsidiary Health Net of California (Health Net) for direct contracts in Los Angeles and Sacramento counties.