Health Data News Roundup: ACO Leaders Input on Medicare Shared Savings Program; HEDIS Deadline Extended; and ACOs and AI - IMAT Solutions
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13 May Health Data News Roundup: ACO Leaders Input on Medicare Shared Savings Program; HEDIS Deadline Extended; and ACOs and AI

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.

Study: ACO Leaders Share Priorities, Challenges in Medicare Shared Savings Program
Leaders of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) reported shifting strategies and a range of challenges with the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in a qualitative study published in JAMA Health Forum.

NCQA Extends the Deadline for HEDIS Reporting
In consultation with CMS, NCQA is granting health plans an extra two weeks to report Measurement Year 2023 HEDIS results by June 28th. This change will help the industry cope with disruptions caused by the February cyberattack on Change Healthcare.

How ACOs Can Harness AI’s Transformative Potential
This recent MedCity News article highlights strategies for building the datasets needed for ACOs to take advantage of artificial intelligence, manage costs and improve outcomes for all.

New Technologies Help Payers Battle the Woes of Care Management
Health payers need to improve their care management programs through the use of new technologies — in response to a recent McKinsey stud which found that payers are not achieving ROI on these efforts.

Study: Limiting Medicare Advantage Patient Surveys Could Save Billions
CMS encourages Medicare Advantage plans to conduct annual surveys of patients’ health status, known as health risk assessments. According to a recent study, limiting the use of health risk assessments in Medicare Advantage could save the federal government billions each year.

Market Consolidation Worse Among Payers Than Health Systems
There has been a large focus on how market consolidation among hospitals and health systems. However, new data from the AAMC shows that health payers are actually more consolidated than health systems.

AHIP Shares How Enrollment in Medicare Supplement Coverage Has Evolved
The share of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with Medicare Supplement coverage grew from 35.4 percent in 2017 to 41.4 percent in 2022, an AHIP report found.

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