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22 Jul Health Data News Roundup: HITAC TEFCA Recommendations; Affordable Care Act Hearing; and IMAT Virtual Health Record News

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. HITAC Submits Recommendations to ONC on Final TEFCA Draft The Health...

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17 Jul The Rise of Social Determinants of Health in Payer Arena

Late last month, AHIP hosted its 2019 Expo and one of the key themes of the event was the rise of social determinants of health (SDOH) – specifically the need for payers to focus on “whole person care,” as well as to address social and economic barriers to better serve vulnerable populations. Mark Farrah Associates (MFA), a publisher of health plan market data, offered these insights into what was covered with regards to SDOH and payers...

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15 Jul Health Data News Roundup: HHS Data Reporting Summit; BSC and Digital Wellness; and Medication Errors and EHRs

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 to Hold Industry Summit to Improve Quality Programs The Department...

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10 Jul Aetna Launches Precision Medicine Efforts to Improve Health Outcomes and Decrease Costs

The payer arena is starting to embrace precision medicine to improve overall health outcomes and enhance cost-savings. For example, Aetna is now leading the way with a new precision medicine program that embraces breast and ovarian cancer testing program using the BRCA gene test. Aetna is also implementing a genetic information privacy policy, becoming the first health plan to require quality credentialing of genetic testing labs. With the number of genetic tests increasing to more than...

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08 Jul Health Data News Roundup: ACA Risk Adjustment Worked; ONC TEFCA Comments; and Aetna and Precision Medicine

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. ACA Risk Adjustment Worked as Intended in 2018, CMS Reports CMS...

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01 Jul Health Data News Roundup: White House Executive Order on Healthcare Price Transparency; New Aetna Caregiver Services; and Ethical SDOH

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. What the Healthcare Price Transparency Executive Order Means for Payers Payers...

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24 Jun Health Data News Roundup: AHIP and Provider Consolidation; Reforming Medicare Advantage; and Lots of TEFCA Feedback

Welcome to the Health Data Weekly News Round Up 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. Pew Suggests ONC Use TEFCA to Improve Patient Matching...

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20 Jun Anthem Enhances Health Access and Behavioral Health Management

In an effort to enhance overall health addressing behavioral health within its beneficiary populations, Anthem recently announced that it is acquiring Beacon Health Options, a behavioral health management company that serves beneficiaries in all 50 states. As highlighted in the press release announcing the acquisition, Beacon currently serves more than 36 million individuals across all 50 states, including nearly 3 million individuals under comprehensive risk-based behavioral programs. “With an extensive track record in behavioral health, Beacon fits well...

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17 Jun Health Data News Roundup: EHR Technology Improves Care Quality; CMS Interoperability Rule and HIEs; and Rethinking ACO Incentives Under MSSP

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. Nearly 70 Percent of Providers Say EHR Technology Improves Care...

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14 Jun AHIP: Health Payers Are Key Drivers to U.S. Economic Growth

According to a recent report from America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the healthcare payer and insurance industry are key drivers of state economies across the country through both job creation and by expanding access to care and payer coverage. The report found that some form of a private or public payer plan covers more than 170 million individuals in the U.S. In addition, health plans both directly and indirectly employ over 1.5 million people while the...

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