23 Jan Health Data News Roundup: Medicare Advantage Tops 30 Million; ONC Releases Draft USCDI Version 4; and DirectTrust 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.
CMS: 15.9M Enrollees Have Selected ACA Marketplace Plans for 2023
Nearly 16 million people have enrolled in ACA marketplace plans since the 2023 marketplace open enrollment period began, including 3.1 million new enrollees and 12.8 million returning enrollees, CMS announced.
CMS Data: Medicare Advantage Tops 30 Million
Enrollment in Medicare Advantage (MA) has topped 30 million, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This represents growth of about 2 million from 2022.
ONC Releases Draft US Core Data for Interoperability Version 4
The ONC has released the Draft United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Version 4, which proposes to add 20 data elements across a new data class and eight existing data classes.
BCBSRI Grants $740K to Improve Health Equity, Access to Stable Housing
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is awarding $740,000 to 11 community-based organizations that address health inequities by improving access to stable housing.
UnitedHealth to Integrate Behavioral, Home Health Into Growing Number of Value-Based Care Models
UnitedHealth Group is planning to integrate more behavioral and home health services into its care delivery strategy as the company continues to expand its value-based care offerings.
How State Medicaid Programs Address the Behavioral Health Workforce Shortage
State Medicaid programs have implemented or plan to implement strategies to address the behavioral health workforce shortage, including increasing reimbursement rates and reducing administrative burden, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).
DirectTrust Releases TNAP Version 2.0 Criteria for TEFCA Participants
DirectTrust, a non-profit healthcare industry alliance created to support secure, identity-verified electronic exchanges of protected health information, has released the TNAP version 2.0 criteria for TEFCA participants.