It’s Official! – No Large Health IT Conference Until 2021

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Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC CES CES 2021 CHIME Fall Forum CHIME20 CHIME21 Connected Health Conference EXPO.health Health 2.0 I think we’d all been waiting for the shoe to fully drop, but it now seems official that there will be no large health IT conferences for the rest of 2020.

HIMSS 2021 Conference Officially Moved to August 9-13 in Las Vegas

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As we reported previously, the HIMSS 2021 conference is officially being moved to August. It will still be held in Las Vegas at the Sands EXPO Center, but now shifted to the summer – August 9-13, 2021. Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT LTPAC Digital Health Conferences EHR Conferences Hal Wolf Health IT Conferences Health IT Virtual Conferences HIMSS HIMSS 2020 HIMSS 2021 HIMSS20 HIMSS21 HIMSS365

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What Will Healthcare Costs Be After COVID? PwC Looks Behind the 2021 Numbers

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Whether healthcare spending in 2021 increases by double-digits or falls by one-third directly depends on how the coronavirus pandemic will play out over the rest of 2020, based on PwC’s annual report on medical cost trends for 2021. In 2021, spending would return to pre-COVID projections. A low scenario envisions medical trend growth of 4.0%, based on a second wave of COVID-19 emerging in late 2020 extending into 2021. Patients Forgo Care Until 2021.”

HIMSS pushes back 2021 conference to August

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HIMSS pushes back 2021 conference to August. hlandi. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 14:34

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Part D premiums likely to increase slightly in 2021: CMS

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Part D premiums likely to increase slightly in 2021: CMS. pminemyer. Wed, 07/29/2020 - 16:58

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No Refunds from HIMSS 2020 Annual Conference Exhibitors Becomes Partial Refunds for HIMSS 2021 and 2022

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Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIMSS HIMSS 2020 HIMSS 2021 HIMSS 2022 HIMSS Exhibitors HIMSS20 HIMSS21 HIMSS22I’ve been needing to write a post about the HIMSS 2020 Conference Cancellation for weeks since they announced that exhibitors would get no refunds from HIMSS (keep reading for the latest update). Between being overwhelmed with COVID-19 Health IT coverage and just the sick feeling I get thinking about HIMSS being cancelled, I’ve avoided writing […].

COVID-19 could cost insurers up to $547B through 2021: report

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COVID-19 could cost insurers up to $547B through 2021: report. rking. Mon, 06/08/2020 - 12:35

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Centene to expand ACA exchange footprint by nearly 400 counties in 2021

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Centene to expand ACA exchange footprint by nearly 400 counties in 2021. rking. Fri, 09/11/2020 - 10:10

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Cigna plans to expand its ACA exchange presence by 27% in 2021

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Cigna plans to expand its ACA exchange presence by 27% in 2021. rking. Wed, 09/09/2020 - 11:57

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Oscar Health unveils $0 Virtual Primary Care program, 2021 expansion plans

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Oscar Health unveils $0 Virtual Primary Care program, 2021 expansion plans. pminemyer. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 10:49

CMS issues guidance for new telehealth eCQM reporting in 2020 and 2021

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The 39 telehealth-eligible eCQMs for the 2021 performance period can be found here.

Mount Sinai to launch dedicated AI research center in 2021

Mobi Health News

The Hamilton and Amabel James Center for Artificial Intelligence and Human Health will focus on genomics, modeling and prediction of novel therapies and enhanced imaging.

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CMS proposes changes to docs' Medicare payments for 2021, including payment cuts for some specialties

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CMS proposes changes to docs' Medicare payments for 2021, including payment cuts for some specialties. hlandi. Tue, 08/04/2020 - 11:25

Blues plans to launch high-performance network nationwide in 2021

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association revealed this week that its member plans would offer Blue HPN beginning in January 2021

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HIMSS CEO Wolf says exhibitor sign-ups for 2021 conference 'exceeding' expectations

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HIMSS CEO Wolf says exhibitor sign-ups for 2021 conference 'exceeding' expectations. hlandi. Fri, 07/31/2020 - 14:59

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Covered California: COVID-19 testing, treatment costs could lead to higher premiums in 2021

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Commercial and independent insurer premiums could reach as high as 40% in 2021 due to the massive cost of treating and testing associated with COVID-19, a report from California's state-run ACA exchange found

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Industry Voices—If COVID-19 isn’t an inflection point for the employer market, will 2021 be business as usual?

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Industry Voices—If COVID-19 isn’t an inflection point for the employer market, will 2021 be business as usual? pminemyer. Fri, 09/04/2020 - 10:05

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Nurx raises another $22M with plans to be profitable by early 2021

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Nurx raises another $22M with plans to be profitable by early 2021. hlandi. Tue, 08/11/2020 - 07:57

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Trinity Health projects $2B revenue loss in 2021 due to COVID-19 as furloughs and layoffs extended

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Trinity Health projects $2B revenue loss in 2021 due to COVID-19 as furloughs and layoffs extended. rking. Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:58

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Report: Uncertain COVID-19 costs pose major challenge to insurers in setting 2021 premiums

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Insurers are under the gun to issue premium rates to state regulators in the next couple of months, but the unknown cost impact of COVID-19 poses a massive challenge, according to a new analysis.

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Online prescription discount platform GoodRx reported to be filing for IPO

Mobi Health News

The listing could happen either later this year or in early 2021, Reuters reports

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CMS finalizes changes to ACA plans for 2021, pushes back deadlines due to COVID-19

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CMS finalized a slew of regulatory changes for the ACA plans, including allowing insurers to not count copay assistance from drug companies to out-of-pocket cost sharing and deductibles

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What We’re Hearing About the HIMSS20 Cancellation and Its Impact on HIMSS21

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C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Digital HIMSS Health IT Conferences Healthcare Conferences HIMSS HIMSS 2020 HIMSS 2021 HIMSS Cancellation HIMSS Exhibitors HIMSS Virtual HIMSS20 HIMSS21When I previously wrote about HIMSS’s decision to go from no refunds for HIMSS20 to a partial credit towards HIMSS21/HIMSS22, I didn’t think we would be talking about it again until next spring. Turns out I was wrong.

Bright Health raises $500M ahead of expansion into small-business plans

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Earlier this summer, the company announced plans to expand into new markets in 2021 and to add small-business plans in certain areas

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Livongo inks deal with Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, stock jumps

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The deal is expected to add 45,000 new Livongo members by 2021.

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MedPAC proposes 3.3% boost in hospital payments in 2021, with some going to quality programs

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A key Medicare advisory board wants to give acute care hospitals a 3.3% raise in Medicare payments next year but shift 1.3% of it to quality programs

Nurx collects another $22.5M for birth control & STI treatment deliveries

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Noting a spike in demand due to COVID-19, the company predicts that it will reach profitability by early 2021.

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CMS modifies proposed changes to E/M codes, delays implementation until 2021

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While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services moved ahead with parts of its plan to consolidate codes for Medicare patient visits, it made changes in response to the thousands of comments it received from doctors who worried that the plan would cut revenues for physicians who care for Medicare patients with complicated health conditions

Cancer diagnostics company Endofotonics scores $8.5M in Series B funding

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The company targets to launch its SPECTRA IMDx system in Europe and selected countries in Asia in 2021

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Skype for Business Online being retired in 2021

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Our beloved Unified Communications platform will sadly be pushing up daisies starting July 31, 2021. Say it ain’t so! For most of us working with Skype for Business (Online) we knew it was only a matter of time before Teams took the throne as Microsoft’s preferred UC/IC product. Microsoft has made this clear over the past year with almost all of their focus going towards Microsoft Teams while Skype for Business Online planned for an early grave.

Livongo inks deal with Federal Employee Benefits Program, stock jumps

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The deal is expected to add 45,000 new Livongo members by 2021.

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ONC Report: States with High Proportion of EPCS Users Have Fewer Opioids Claims Per Prescriber

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Electronic prescribing of controlled substances to be mandated in Medicare Part D in 2021

Physical therapists hope CMS will take another look at planned cut to Medicare reimbursement

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Physical therapists hope to get CMS to reconsider a planned 8% cut to their Medicare reimbursements in 2021

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Cigna announces goal to cut customers' opioid overdoses by 25% by end of 2021

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Health insurer Cigna wants to cut the number of opioid overdoses among its customers by 25% within three years. Thursday's announcement comes just a few months after the insurer announced it successfully slashed customer opioid use by 25%. Here's how they plan to target the problem

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Q&A: Dexcom CEO talks rapid pace of CGM innovation, what's coming in 2020 and beyond

Mobi Health News

But they've learned lessons and are pressing on with a new, smaller sensor in 2021 Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer has seen the company through some boom years, including growth that has outpaced the company's manufacturing capabilities.

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Trump administration delays start of new primary care payment model to 2021

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The Trump administration will delay the start of the Primary Care First payment model until 2021 after originally proposing a start date of 2020

AHIP calls for CMS to delay mandatory new Medicare Advantage requirements due to COVID-19

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AHIP wants CMS to give insurers a reprieve from any new requirements in 2021 for Medicare Advantage to help them deal with the impact of COVID-19

CVS Pharmacy app introduces feature for people with visual impairments

Mobi Health News

Spoken Rx will be available in all CVS Pharmacy locations by the end of 2021, the company says CVS Pharmacy has announced Spoken Rx, a new feature to its app that can read a specific prescription label out loud for patients with visual impairments or who cannot read standard print labels.

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Analysis: COVID-19 could raise Medicare spending by as much as $115B over next year

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A new analysis gave the first details on how the COVID-19 outbreak could impact Medicare spending, potentially increasing costs past $100 billion through 2021