Health Data News Roundup: Latest FHIR Standard Unveiled; Humana Addresses Housing Stability; and the No Surprises Act - IMAT Solutions
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24 Apr Health Data News Roundup: Latest FHIR Standard Unveiled; Humana Addresses Housing Stability; and the No Surprises Act

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.

HHS Finalizes Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2024
HHS has released the HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2024 final rule, which addressed network adequacy, plan selection, special enrollment periods, broker regulations, and more.

Latest FHIR Standard R5 Elevates Data Exchange, Interoperability
Last week, HL7 unveiled its latest healthcare data exchange standard, HL7 FHIR R5, an enhanced and expanded version of its previous standard, designed to improve interoperability and data exchange in the healthcare sector.

Humana Continues to Address Housing Stability with $40M Investment
Humana is investing $40 million in affordable housing development, furthering its national commitment to improve housing stability for health plan members.

CMS’ Medicare Advantage Changes Won’t Hurt Growth, UnitedHealth Group Leaders Say
CMS’ recent decision to phase-in its adjustments over three years will allow the company more time to prepare and adapt to the changes in reimbursement rates, UnitedHealth Group CEO Andrew Witty recently told investors.

Report: Hospitals, Payers Making Strides on Price Transparency Compliance
The payer and hospital price transparency landscape is “moving past the point of reluctant acceptance” as more healthcare organizations become compliant and vendors look to build on the available data, according to a new report.

Experts Assess the Effects of the No Surprises Act on Surprise Billing
The No Surprises Act may have successfully defended consumers from surprise billing but requires reworking in other areas, according to the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

83% of Consumers Are Interested in Health Savings Accounts for Non-HDHPs
Many consumers would be interested in a type of account that was like a health savings account (HSA) in its construction but able to be attached to plans other than high deductible health plans (HDHPs), according to a survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute.


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