Health Data News Roundup: AI Bias in Healthcare; ACA Preventive Care Compliance; and Medicare Advantage Regulatory Showdown - IMAT Solutions
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22 May Health Data News Roundup: AI Bias in Healthcare; ACA Preventive Care Compliance; and Medicare Advantage Regulatory Showdown

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.

WHO Warns Against Bias, Misinformation in Using AI in Healthcare
Last week, the World Health Organization called for caution in using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for public healthcare, saying data used by AI to reach decisions could be biased or misused.

Court Upholds ACA Preventive Care Compliance Amid Legal Proceedings
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit determined that employers and health insurers must maintain compliance with Affordable Care Act (ACA) preventive care services provision while the law undergoes legal proceedings.

6 Ways That Health Plans Can Influence a State’s Health Equity
With ample fiscal resources and a wide scope of influence, payers can leverage investments, purchasing decisions, network priorities, and other strategies to contribute to health equity, according to a United Hospital Fund report.

Blue Cross MA Expands Primary Care Network Amid Provider Shortages
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) has added three physician groups to its primary care network to increase member access to care amid provider shortages.

Medicare Advantage Set For Regulatory Showdown as Penetration Passes 50 Percent
With Medicare Advantage crossed a major tipping point in January — more than 50% of all Medicare beneficiaries are now covered by an MA plan. This could set p a regulatory showdown, as highlighted in this McKnights Long-Term Care News Op-Ed.

EHR Documentation Time Dips After CMS E/M Coding Changes
Clinician EHR documentation time went down slightly following changes to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) coding requirements, according to recent research.

Generative AI Could Augment 40 Percent of Healthcare Working Hours
A new report on generative artificial intelligence from research and consulting firm Accenture shows how advances in large language AI models – the technology that powers applications like ChatGPT – can transform the future of healthcare.

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