Health Data News Roundup: Health Plan Execs Need Tools for Transformation; How Providers Can Establish ACOs; and Advancing FHIR - IMAT Solutions
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11 Mar Health Data News Roundup: Health Plan Execs Need Tools for Transformation; How Providers Can Establish ACOs; and Advancing FHIR

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.

New Study: Health Plan Execs Need Tools for Transformation
In a recent study, health plan leaders reported that their top barrier to the Triple Aim come down to their own systems, and they believe member engagement is key to optimizing utilization, case, and population health management.

The Sequoia Project, HL7 Partner to Advance FHIR Adoption Nationwide
Health Level Seven International (HL7) and The Sequoia Project, a non-profit advocate for nationwide health data interoperability, have announced a strategic collaboration to accelerate Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) adoption nationwide.

Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries Receive Less Home Healthcare Services
Medicare Advantage beneficiaries received shorter and less intensive home healthcare services than those in traditional Medicare, a study published in JAMA Health Forum found.

The States Where Most Medicare Beneficiaries Have Medicare Advantage Plans
Twenty-six states now have more than half of their Medicare enrollees in Medicare Advantage plans, according to recent report, which also found that half of Medicare-eligible beneficiaries are now enrolled in Medicare Advantage plan.

How Can Providers Establish Successful Accountable Care Organizations?
Providers must be prepared to address patient needs across the care continuum and be equipped with proper capabilities before joining or establishing an accountable care organization, according to this recent RevCycle Intelligence article.

CMS Ups Four Elevance Medicare Advantage Star Ratings
Four Elevance Health Medicare Advantage contracts will have higher 2024 star ratings because CMS updated the original ratings announced in October, according to a recent regulatory filing from the payer.

MA Payment Reductions May Impact Value of Healthcare for Beneficiaries
The proposed 2025 Medicare Advantage Advance Notice would impact the value of healthcare for beneficiaries, resulting in higher costs, according to an analysis from the Berkeley Research Group (BRG).

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