01 May Health Data News Roundup: Humana and Food Insecurity; Medicaid Redeterminations News; and Rural Hospital HIE Use Lags
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.
Humana Funds UNF Program Expansion to Address Food Insecurity
Humana has partnered with University of Northern Florida (UNF) to expand Meals on Wings, program that assists seniors with food insecurity challenges.
CVS Health ACO Partnership Expands Value-Based Care in Long Island
CVS Health is partnering with Catholic Health to expand value-based care for Medicare beneficiaries through the ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (REACH) program.
Centene CEO Offers Look at Progress Around Medicaid Redeterminations
The recently restarted Medicaid redeterminations have been a key policy concern for payers, and Centene has been focused on outreach to members who may be at risk of losing coverage.
Humana Posts $1.3 Billion Profit in Q1
Humana posted a 33 percent increase in profits year over year and added more than 500,000 Medicare Advantage members in the past year, according to its first-quarter earnings posted last week.
Duplicate Records Hurt Hospital Finances as Well as Patients
Much of the discussion on problems with duplicate records centers on the medical risk they pose for patients, but they also incur financial and administrative costs for healthcare systems, according to this recent Healthcare Executive article.
50 Percent of MN Adults Were Uninsured Following Medicaid Disenrollment
Half of adults who experienced Medicaid disenrollment in Minnesota were uninsured six months after losing coverage, raising concerns about eligibility redeterminations that recently resumed.
GAO: Small, Rural Hospital HIE Use Lags Larger Counterparts
While electronic health information exchange (HIE) has increased in recent years, use among small and rural hospitals is lower than that of other hospitals, according to a new GAO report.
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