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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Blues plans to launch high-performance network nationwide in 2021

FierceHealthIT

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

FierceHealthIT

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

FierceHealthIT

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

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

Mobi Health News

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

FierceHealthIT

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

Healthcare IT Market by Product & Geography – Global Forecast 2021

Healthcare Guys

Billion by 2021 from USD 134.25 [430 Pages Report] The healthcare IT market is projected to reach USD 280.25 Billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 15.9% during the forecast period.

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

FierceHealthIT

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

Livongo inks deal with Federal Employee Benefits Program, stock jumps

Mobi Health News

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

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

FierceHealthIT

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

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

FierceHealthIT

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

FierceHealthIT

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

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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Bipartisan bill seeks to delay health insurance tax by 2 years

FierceHealthIT

A bipartisan group of policymakers has introduced a bill that would delay the ACA’s health insurance tax until after 2021

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CMS finalizes physician fee schedule rule with cuts to physical therapists, psychologists

FierceHealthIT

The Trump administration finalized a new payment rule for physicians that will cut payments to physical therapists and psychologists in 2021 but also clarifies changes for evaluation and management coding

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HHS approves Colorado's waiver to set up ACA reinsurance program

FierceHealthIT

The Trump administration approved Wednesday a waiver from Colorado to run a reinsurance program for Affordable Care Act plans from 2020 to 2021

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Pricing Transparency, Consumerism, and Healthcare Marketing

Geonetric

On January 1, 2021, those requirements expand to include a consumer-friendly online presentation for at least 300 shoppable services. Attend our March webinar Register Now In January 2019, CMS rules went into effect requiring hospitals to share a file with chargemaster data for their services.

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Here's what hospital groups had to say about CMS' plan to update Star Ratings

FierceHealthIT

The Trump Administration will finalize a new quality measurement methodology for its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings in 2021, but will "refresh" the Star Ratings used on its Hospital Compare website in early 2020

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Mount Sinai to launch $100M center dedicated to AI, precision medicine

FierceHealthIT

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced plans to open the Hamilton and Amabel James Center for Artificial Intelligence and Human Health in Manhattan in late 2021.

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Being Transparent About Healthcare Transparency – My Post on the Medecision Blog

Health Populi

A hospital transparency mandate will go into effect in January 2021 as a final rule, and a second rule with a focus on health plans and friendly explanations-of-benefits will receive comments in the Federal Register until January 14, 2020.

Workday rising summary

David Chou

The supply chain module is ready, and workday has recent customers that have gone live with supply chain along with a pipeline that includes large health systems going live in 2021. Workday has been gaining traction in the healthcare vertical.

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact the Future of Healthcare Technology

Electronic Health Reporter

billion by 2021. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Artificial intelligence is poised to make a major impact on healthcare and healthcare technology. Investment in the healthcare AI sector alone is predicted to reach $6.6 By 2026, that number will balloon $150 billion. And there’s no doubt about the transformative power of artificial intelligence, however, in terms of healthcare, its restorative […].

Why Hybrid Cloud Is Becoming Increasingly Popular In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

A recent report on hybrid cloud in the healthcare industry predicts that hybrid cloud is set to jump from 19% penetration to 37% by 2021. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Steve Forcum, cloud solutions engineering leader, Avaya. In an industry historically slow to adapt in the world of IT, why is hybrid cloud becoming healthcare’s primary choice? To be […].

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Insurance industry licks its chops at possible 3rd delay of health insurance tax

FierceHealthIT

Insurers are already excited about a bipartisan-supported effort to delay the health insurance taxes until 2021. The taxes cost insurers billions per year, but another delay could mean $14 billion in lost revenue for the feds

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Covered California report: Some states face 'catastrophic' premium hikes over next several years

FierceHealthIT

Covered California estimates that 17 states face "catastrophic" increases of up to 90% or more between 2019 and 2021 Every state faces steep individual marketplace premium increases in 2019 and beyond, due at least in part to ongoing uncertainty about health policy on the federal level.

Longevity Stalls Around the World And Wealth, More Concentrated

Health Populi

point by 2021. is also running large budget deficits which are expected to grow to nearly 7% of GDP in 2021.

Using AI-Fueled Tech to Bring Digital Health Care to Millions

Duane Boise

In 2016, a study by Frost & Sullivan projected that the market for AI in healthcare would undergo a 40% percent growth rate by 2021 reaching a near 6.6

Ireland’s Digital Health sector is thriving - €100M earmarked for 2020

Lloyd Price

With €85m earmarked for the digital health sector in 2019, and €100m for 2020 rising to €120m by 2021, the growth looks set to continue. With tailored medicine and real-time feedback apps emerging, Ireland’s digital health sector is thriving.

Hospitals Suffer Decline in Consumer Satisfaction

Health Populi

While customer satisfaction with health insurance plans slightly increased between 2018 and 2019, patient satisfaction with hospitals fell in all three settings where care is delivered — inpatient, outpatient, and the emergency room, according to the 2018-2019 ACSI Finance, Insurance and Health Care Report. ACSI polls about 300,000 U.S. consumers each year to gauge satisfaction with over 400 companies in 46 industries. For historic trends, you can check out my coverage of the 2014 version of this study here in Health Populi. The 2019 ACSI report bundles finance/banks, insurance (property/casualty, life and health) and hospitals together in one document. Health insurance companies garnered an aggregate satisfaction index of 74 in 2019, one point up from 2018. The top-ranked health plan for customer satisfaction was Humana, with a score of 79, up one point from 2018. The second plan ranked in customer sat was Kaiser Permanente, down one point from 78 to 77, followed by Aetna (merged with CVS Health in the past year) gaining one point to 76, and UnitedHealthcare, Cigna and the Blues in fourth through sixth places at or below the median customer sat index of 75, shown in the second chart. ACSI noted in the report that the health plans are transforming as health/care companies, pointing to Humana’s investment in pharmacy and primary care underpinned by technologies and a relationship with Microsoft for digital transformation. ACSI’s 2019 survey found that Humana’s consumer satisfaction also ranks best in class for primary and specialty care doctors among the plans studied. The key benchmarks on which the health plan satisfaction index is calculated include, in order of 2019 rankings, quality of the plan’s mobile app, up 3 points over 2018. After that, key satisfaction levers were, in order of experience rankings, reliability of the app, access to primary care doctors, access to specialty care doctors and hospitals, coverage of standard medical services like office visits and tests, ease of submitting a claim, prescription drug coverage, website satisfaction, ease of understanding insurance statements, range of plans available, and timeliness of claims processing. Call center satisfaction ranked last on this list in terms of experience. ACSI also measured patient satisfaction with hospitals, results of which appear in the first chart. ACSI found that patient satisfaction with hospitals sharply dropped, down from an index of 76 in 2018 to 72, a 5.3% drop. Emergency room satisfaction had a precipitous decline from and index of 73 to 67 in 2019, as ACSI called out waiting times as a “clear issue” for EDs. I would also add growing dissatisfaction with out-of-network hospital bills related to emergency room costs, frequently covered in hometown news media. As the issue of price transparency has become central to President Trump’s health care reform tactics — with a final rule for hospital transparency published this month , to go into effect in January 2021 — the issue of hospital costs will grow increasingly important as patients could gain greater clarity of their personal out-of-pocket financial exposure to medical bills charged by their community’s hospitals. The intention of this mandate is to enable patients-as-consumers to more readily shop for health care services that are “shoppable.” Health Populi’s Hot Points: The last chart organizes ACSI’s customer satisfaction benchmarks by industry in 2019. Note where hospitals, with an index of 72, rank versus other sectors: toward the bottom with telephone operators, and the US Postal Service. Only internet service providers and subscription TV services rank the lowest. Health plans rank slightly higher, with an index of 74, aligned with airlines and gasoline stations, and just below wireless providers, hotels, and coop energy utilities. As I explain in my book, HealthConsuming: from Health Consumer to Health Citizen , patients-as-payors expect (excellent, enchanting) retail service levels as people pay more first-dollar medical costs. The ACSI chart here shows highest satisfaction with breweries, personal care and household products, food, soft drinks, TVs and video players, sit-down restaurants, and appliances. What can health care learn from beer? Well, there’s a proliferation of craft brews more personalized for taste and lifestyle, increasingly marrying to healthier, greener, and sportier life-flows. In personal care, it’s about sustainability and self-care, transparency, accessibility and empowerment. In food and soft drinks, grocery stores are capitalizing on health and “lighter” trends, food-as-medicine and less sugar and cleaner drinks. And so on. People seek health engagement where we live, work, play… and shop. That is why we’re spending more time in consumer-facing retail health front doors that engage people in personal, family and community health — where patients-as-consumers can get more satisfaction. The ACSI data tells an important story for hospitals to heed — and if they do, they can ensure their relevance and viability in patients’ lives beyond the ER and intensive care areas. The post Hospitals Suffer Decline in Consumer Satisfaction appeared first on HealthPopuli.com. 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Bowing to physician pressure, CMS delays visit code changes

Henry Kotula

Yesterday the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS ), announcing they will delay implementation of changes to physician evaluation and management (E&M) codes until 2021.

Medicare Appeals Backlog Reduced 20%

BHM Healthcare Solutions

He ordered the agency to reduce the backlog by 19 percent by the end of fiscal year 2019; 49 percent by the end of fiscal year 2020; 75 percent by the end of fiscal year 2021; and totally eliminate it by the end of fiscal year 2022.

What is Mobile Wayfinding for Medical Centers?

Perficient

That number is expected to increase to 72% by 2021. Previously, I discussed mobile wayfinding for medical centers. Today, I want to examine what mobile wayfinding truly is. Wayfinding describes enabling navigation through a building or campus.

5 Reasons All Physicians Need to Practice Telehealth

Carie Telehealth Insider

There is a reason telemedicine is projected to be worth more than $66 billion globally by 2021. Whether you’re a practicing medical doctor or not, you’ve probably heard something about telemedicine by now.

Teladoc Health to Acquire InTouch Health

InTouch Health

With 61% of hospital revenue forecasted to come from managed and value-based care models by 2021, (L.E.K. Acquisition creates clear leader in providing virtual care solutions for both hospitals & health systems. Combination broadens advanced clinical use cases to be enabled for expanded care delivery both inside & outside the hospital. Acquisition expected to strengthen Teladoc Health long-term revenue growth. PURCHASE, NY, January 12, 2020 — Teladoc Health , Inc.

Waracle Shortlisted for Digital Tech Business of the Year | ScotlandIS

Waracle

IDC state that by 2021, at least 50% of global GDP will be digitised, with growth driven by digitally-enhanced offerings and Waracle is well placed to deliver digital products. Waracle is delighted to be shortlisted for best Digital Tech Business of the Year.

Join Us for a Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Migration Webinar

Perficient

Last year Microsoft announced plans to retire Skype for Business Online in July 2021. While that may sound far away, now is the time to start planning your Microsoft Teams migration.

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Join Us for a Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Migration Webinar

Perficient

Last year Microsoft announced plans to retire Skype for Business Online in July 2021. While that may sound far away, now is the time to start planning your upgrade to Microsoft Teams.

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Commercial Aircraft Health Monitoring Systems Market Research Report – Global Forecast 2016-2021

Healthcare Guys

The market is forecasted to witness slow but steady growth by 2021, which will be a surplus growth at a moderate CAGR during the projected period (2016 -2021). Global Commercial Aircraft Health Monitoring Systems Market – Overview.

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Berlin – the place to be for European Digital Health entrepreneurs!

Lloyd Price

The hospital has also been involved in a model phase with the “Caspar” rehab app, in which digital telenachsorge will be tested until the end of 2021.