16 Jan Health Data News Roundup: ONC Releases 2023 ISA Reference Edition; BCBSM and Full-Risk Value-Based Care Contracts; and Medicaid Social Determinants of Health
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.
ONC Releases 2023 Interoperability Standards Advisory Reference Edition
ONC has released the 2023 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) Reference Edition, which reflects more than 150 comments received by ONC during a 60-day public comment period.
Provider Orgs Join Full-Risk Value-Based Care Contracts with BCBSM
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) is helping to advance the shift to value-based care by initiating full-risk reimbursement arrangements with six provider organizations.
HHS, CMS Guidance Boosts Access to Specialty Behavioral Healthcare
CMS has expanded access to specialty behavioral healthcare for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries.
CVS ‘Disappointed’ in Medicare Advantage Enrollment, Plans to Increase Star Rating
CVS Health CEO Karen Lynch said the company was “disappointed” in its Medicare Advantage open enrollment numbers. The payer received a 3.5 star rating from CMS, losing out on eligibility for bonus payments.
Electronic Informed Consenting Improves Data for Clinical Research
Electronic informed consenting (eIC) for clinical research via EHR patient portals could help improve the completeness of required fields compared to paper-based consenting surveys, according to a new study.
HHS, CMS Aim to Improve Medicaid Social Determinants of Health ILOS Efforts
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CMS released guidance for state Medicaid programs’ in lieu of services or settings (ILOS) to improve the quality of Medicaid social determinants of health endeavors.
Medicare Advantage Outperforms Traditional with Diabetes Outcomes
Medicare Advantage patients may receive high-quality and more effective diabetes care compared to fee-for-service (FFS) enrollees, according to a new study.