CMS finalizes some regulations governing ACA exchanges for 2022

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CMS finalizes some regulations governing ACA exchanges for 2022. pminemyer. Thu, 01/14/2021 - 16:50

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CMS: Medicare Advantage, Part D plans to see 4% pay bump in 2022

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CMS: Medicare Advantage, Part D plans to see 4% pay bump in 2022. pminemyer. Mon, 01/18/2021 - 19:16

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

Healthcare IT Today

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 […].

CMS expects MA, Part D payments to grow by nearly 3% in 2022

FierceHealthIT

CMS expects MA, Part D payments to grow by nearly 3% in 2022. rking. Fri, 10/30/2020 - 17:35

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CMS releases proposed regulations for 2022 ACA insurance exchange issuers, including lower user fees

FierceHealthIT

CMS releases proposed regulations for 2022 ACA insurance exchange issuers, including lower user fees. rking. Wed, 11/25/2020 - 19:51

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CMS planning to fully rely on encounter data for Medicare Advantage risk adjustment in 2022

FierceHealthIT

CMS planning to fully rely on encounter data for Medicare Advantage risk adjustment in 2022. pminemyer. Mon, 09/14/2020 - 18:08

IT Strategy – Planning for 2022 and Beyond

Optimum Healthcare IT

The post IT Strategy – Planning for 2022 and Beyond appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT. Having an IT strategy for the future can be a challenge, and looking forward two or more years is crucial to the success of an organization. Global Customer Service Healthcare IT Strategy M&A

Payer Roundup—Senator wants to delay health insurance tax to 2022

FierceHealthIT

Jeanne Shaheen is leading the charge to delay the health insurance tax's rollout to 2022, plus more insurance headlines

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White House Aims To Cut Opioid Prescriptions 33% by 2022

BHM Healthcare Solutions

The report outlines nine goals the White House hopes to accomplish by 2022 as part of a larger effort to address America’s opioid crisis. Another goal aims to achieve a 15 percent decrease in illicit drug use among youth by 2022. The Trump administration also outlined plans for 20 percent of specialty treatment facilities to provide medication-assisted treatment by 2022.

KFF: 1 in 5 employers may face the ACA's 'Cadillac' tax on high-cost health plans

FierceHealthIT

About 1 in 5 employers will have to pay the Affordable Care Act’s 40% excise tax on high-cost healthcare plans when the tax goes into effect in 2022, according to a new analysis

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In the Past Ten Years, Workers’ Health Insurance Premiums Have Grown Much Faster Than Wages

Health Populi

This will inevitably change the results of what we will see one year from now in 2022. The other certainty will be workers’ collective need to address their anxiety and stress, and financial health of their households in the wake of the recession that may last into 2022.

Can Nurse Care Team Assistants Prevent Burnout Before It Gets Out of Control?

Electronic Health Reporter

According to The American Nurses Association, by 2022 there will be more registered nurse jobs available than any other profession in […]. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Kyle Cooksey, president, CareThrough. Unfortunately, nurse burnout has reached epidemic proportions. That’s not to illicit hopelessness, rather it’s a call to action. Nurses comprise of the largest healthcare workforce in the United States.

Memorial Hermann announces $250M expansion

FierceHealthIT

The heath system's board approved the project that will add nearly 500,000 square feet of new and renovated space, as well as 288 parking spaces to the campus, by 2022.

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LeanIX Pricing: An Update

LeanIX

This change will only affect current LeanIX customers and contract renewals in 2022. LeanIX will release a new pricing model for its Enterprise Architecture Management and Cloud Native IT Management platforms on January 1, 2020. First announced at EA Connect Days 2019, the update provides use case-centric bundles to enable specific business needs faster and with less complexity. Awareness

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LeanIX Pricing: An Update

LeanIX

This change will only affect current LeanIX customers and contract renewals in 2022. LeanIX will release a new pricing model for its Enterprise Architecture Management and Cloud Native IT Management platforms on January 1, 2020. First announced at EA Connect Days 2019, the update provides use case-centric bundles to enable specific business needs faster and with less complexity. Awareness

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VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announces precision medicine testing initiative with Sanford Health

FierceHealthIT

Up to 250,000 veterans could receive access to no-cost pharmacogenomic testing by 2022 under a new partnership with Sanford Health. The announcement comes just months after the former secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs took on the role of chief innovation officer at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based health system

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One in five physicians use telehealth. Burnout may drive more adoption, survey says

FierceHealthIT

By 2022, more than half of physicians (61%) who are not currently using telehealth indicated they are either very likely or likely to start using telehealth About one in five physicians currently use telehealth to care for patients up from about 5% in 2015 — and that figure is expected to soar within the next few years, a new survey from telehealth company American Well found.

The Biden Administration’s Whole-of-Government Approach to Equity – in Health and Beyond

Health Populi

But I expect “equity,” broadly writ, will be embedded into all policies in and beyond health care over the next two years leading up to the mid-term elections in 2022 — from food to housing to workplace safety and, indeed, vaccination and treatment. In the U.S.,

The Integration of Wearables into Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

By 2022, the wearable device market is expected to exceed $27 billion. With the ever-evolving digital health landscape, wearable technology has integrated itself into healthcare. By accelerating patient insights to providers, wearables offer real-time data to payers and provider organizations, augmenting and informing medical care.

What to expect in 2021 and beyond? IDC offers 10 healthcare predictions

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Accelerated by the emergence of the new coronavirus, investments by life science companies in digital initiatives to support the utilization of real-world evidence globally will double by 2022.

Leading the Health-tech Startup Pack

New Age Healthcare

By 2022, the healthcare market will potentially have a worth of $370 billion, promising returns up to 35-40% and is expected to generate 40 million jobs by 2030. The e-pharmacy market in India is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 63% to reach US $3,657 million (~Rs.25,000 crore) by 2022.

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Rebuilding Resilience, Trust, and Health – Deloitte’s Latest on Health Care and Sustainability

Health Populi

I talked through the short, shocked, continuing story of the consumer in the era of the coronavirus epidemic: what we know-we-know in the first ten months into it, and what might come to persist post-pandemic in 2022 and beyond.

What $6,553 Buys You in America: A Luxury Watch, a Year at Valdosta State, or a PPO for One – the 2020 Milliman Medical Index

Health Populi

We may well see a new piece of the pie chart marked, “virtual care” and “self-care” if not in 2021, then by 2022. Imagine this: you find yourself with $6,553 in your pocket and you can pick one of the following: A new 2020 Breitling Navitimer watch; A year’s in-state tuition at Valdosta State University; or, A PPO for an average individual.

Penn Medicine gets $2.5M to study RPM's effect on COVID-19 disparities

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The PCORI study period will span from 2020 through 2022, collecting health outcome data enrolled patients and using that data to help explore new ways to implement the program.

Should I upgrade my Drupal site?

Perficient

Drupal 7, first released back in 2011, will continue under support until November 2022, a decision that the community made to recognize the impact of COVID-19 on organization plans. Drupal 10 is currently estimated to be released in 2022, giving your organization plenty of time to prepare.

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Pharma Spending Gone Bipolar: Generics At One End, Specialty Drugs on the Other

Health Populi

The report reviews medicines spending in 2017 looking forward to 2022. Against the low-cost generic backdrop, we can expect the special drug portion of the medicines bill to gain greater share of spending to 2022. While the use of medicines continues to rise in the U.S., spending grew by only 0.6% in 2017 after accounting for discounts and rebates. In retail and mail-order channels, net spending fell by 2.1%.

Regulatory agenda lays out timetable for major rules on drug pricing, interoperability

FierceHealthIT

The Trump administration estimates to release rules on drug prices and information blocking this month but punted finalizing a rule on interoperability until 2022

The Federal Reserve Chairman Speaks Out on Health Care Costs: “Spending But Getting Nothing”

Health Populi

Chairman Jerome Powell detailed the current state of the economy, discussing the state of the macroeconomy, GDP growth, unemployment, inflation, and projections for 2022 and beyond. On February 12, 2020, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of the U.S. submitted the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress and testified to the Senate Banking Committee.

Getting More Personal, Virtual and Excellent – the 2020 NBGH Employer Report

Health Populi

Expect musculoskeletal care management to gain more attention in a year, looking to more implementation by 2022. In 2020, large employers will be “doubling down” efforts to control health care costs. Key strategies will include deploying more telehealth and virtual health care services, Centers of Excellence for high-cost conditions, and getting more personal in communicating and engaging through platforms.

Ten Years – Technology for Older Adults – 2009-2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

billion by 2022 rings true. Look back to remind us where we are. Ten years ago, the tech product choices designed for older adults were few and rudimentary. The intent was simplification of the basics for the tech-reluctant – sending email, looking at information online.

[Guide] The Impact of 5G in Banking

Perficient

Applications taking full advantage of 5G will most likely start appearing in widespread use in 2021 or 2022. Digital transformation in the financial services industry is about what banks can, and should, be doing to plan and prepare for the future. And if you’re preparing for the future, it’s essential to know that 5G cell service and the smartphone of the future will have a significant impact on banks and their digital transformation strategies. It’s still early.

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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. Editor’s Note: Medicare Advantage organizations (MAOs) continue to do a poor job of maintaining accurate provider directories—and it’s landing some in hot water with the federal government.

The Digital Revolution in Healthcare: 5 Trends in Action

Perficient Data & Analytics

million by 2022, according to Infoholic Research. billion by 2022, according to Markets and Markets. It’s no secret that technology has the grand potential to completely revolutionize how we approach healthcare. Actually, transforming the healthcare industry is much more challenging. Below are just a few of the top digital transformations that are taking a stronghold in healthcare. How is your organization preparing to handle these trends? Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data.

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The Digital Revolution in Healthcare: 5 Trends in Action

Perficient Data & Analytics

million by 2022, according to Infoholic Research. billion by 2022, according to Markets and Markets. It’s no secret that technology has the grand potential to completely revolutionize how we approach healthcare. Actually, transforming the healthcare industry is much more challenging. Below are just a few of the top digital transformations that are taking a stronghold in healthcare. How is your organization preparing to handle these trends? Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data.

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Increasing Diversity in the Refining and Petrochemical Industries

Perficient

“Through 2022, 75% of organizations with front-line decision making teams reflecting a diverse and inclusive culture will exceed their financial targets”, states a recent article through Gartner.

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Pump Innovator is Ideal Pharma/Device Partner

Insulin Nation

The Company’s plans include an integrated CGM by 2022 and a dual-hormone patch pump by 2024. SFC Fluidics has used a succession of SBIR grants and a recent partnership with JDRF to develop a patch pump that complies with JDRF’s Open-Protocol Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) Systems Initiative. I spoke with Tony Cruz, CEO, and Ashley Shemain, VP Business Development, of SFC Fluidics, Inc. headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas — [link].

Large Employers’ Focus on Prescription Drugs: Costs, Coupons and Communication

Health Populi

Employers cited several main tactics to address coupon cards looking forward from 2019 to 2022. As large employers’ annual health care costs for an employee are expected to exceed $15,000 in 2020, companies are focusing in on managing the pharmacy line-item, we learn from the 2020 Large Employers’ Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH).

1000 extra digital devices will enable the rapid expansion of digital health services in Wales

Digital Leaders HealthTech

The project began in July 2019 and will continue until June 2022. These are worrying times, particularly for people who are vulnerable, in hospital or in care. Many people are facing the prospect of self-isolating or shielding themselves for weeks. It is a situation none of us have faced before. Thankfully, for many people digital technology can provide some comfort.

2009-19 Market of Technology for Older Adults -- All change, all the time

Aging in Place Technology Watch

billion by 2022 -- the year the oldest baby boomer turns 76. The more things change. This is the tenth anniversary of the launch of this Market Overview of technology for ‘Aging in Place’, to be published in March 2019 – the category of offerings that help enable older adults to remain longer in their home of choice.

The Promise of Next Generation of Digital Health

Perficient Data & Analytics

By 2022, we predict 25% of healthcare consumer interactions will be digitally executed outside of a traditional care setting; while the remaining 75% will gravitate to digitally coordinate real-time health systems. Digital Health is coming of age, bringing with it new capabilities for healthcare interactions and care delivery for consumers, patients and members, and the ecosystem that supports them.