A Profile of People in Medicare Advantage Plans – HealthMine’s Survey of “Digital Immigrants”

Health Populi

There are over 60 million enrollees in Medicare in 2019, and fully one-third are in Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare is adding 10,000 new beneficiaries every day in the U.S. Younger Medicare beneficiaries are more digitally engaged (connected) than their older peers.

Will Health Consumers Morph Into Health Citizens? HealthConsuming Explains, Part 5

Health Populi

This was equally true for people whether enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or covered by private insurance. The last chapter (8) of HealthConsuming considers whether Americans can become “health citizens.”

MGMA calls for CMS to enforce health plans’ HIPAA compliance

FierceHealthIT

While physician practices can complain about a health plan’s failure to comply with HIPAA and Affordable Care Act requirements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has yet to issue a single enforcement fine

Health Is Social – The Social Determinants of Health at HIMSS19

Health Populi

need a new-and-improved HIPAA or more over-arching new national privacy law like a USGDPR? To mitigate SDoH risks for older Americans, Medicare has begun to pay for services that promote coordinated care.

Costs, Consumerism, Cyber and Care, Everywhere – The 2019 Health Populi TrendCast

Health Populi

Greater attention paid to the social determinants of health, by payors (both public in Medicaid and Medicare, and in private sector benefit plans) will promote peoples’ access to care, services and social support outside of traditional, legacy healthcare nodes.

Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., In order to be compliant with the CoPs or CfCs [Conditions for Coverage], all providers must utilize and maintain systems/platforms that are secure, encrypted, and minimize the risks to patient privacy and confidentiality as per HIPAA regulations and the CoPs or CfCs.

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Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., CMS has a communications problem.

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Fred Trotter on Data Journalism and Cybersecurity — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Fred notes that the DocGraph dataset of Medicare physician relationships with patients is the largest graph dataset — i.e. a dataset organized with nodes and edges — using real-name data out there, and is one of the few “people” graphs that are open. I caught up with Fred Trotter to talk about his work as a healthcare data journalist and about his service on the federal cybersecurity task force , which issued a report last year.

Fred Trotter on Data Journalism and Cybersecurity — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Fred notes that the DocGraph dataset of Medicare physician relationships with patients is the largest graph dataset — i.e. a dataset organized with nodes and edges — using real-name data out there, and is one of the few “people” graphs that are open.

Fred Trotter on Data Journalism and Cybersecurity — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Fred notes that the DocGraph dataset of Medicare physician relationships with patients is the largest graph dataset — i.e. a dataset organized with nodes and edges — using real-name data out there, and is one of the few “people” graphs that are open.

Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., In order to be compliant with the CoPs or CfCs [Conditions for Coverage], all providers must utilize and maintain systems/platforms that are secure, encrypted, and minimize the risks to patient privacy and confidentiality as per HIPAA regulations and the CoPs or CfCs.

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Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., In order to be compliant with the CoPs or CfCs [Conditions for Coverage], all providers must utilize and maintain systems/platforms that are secure, encrypted, and minimize the risks to patient privacy and confidentiality as per HIPAA regulations and the CoPs or CfCs.

HIE 60

Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., In order to be compliant with the CoPs or CfCs [Conditions for Coverage], all providers must utilize and maintain systems/platforms that are secure, encrypted, and minimize the risks to patient privacy and confidentiality as per HIPAA regulations and the CoPs or CfCs.

HIE 60

Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., In order to be compliant with the CoPs or CfCs [Conditions for Coverage], all providers must utilize and maintain systems/platforms that are secure, encrypted, and minimize the risks to patient privacy and confidentiality as per HIPAA regulations and the CoPs or CfCs.

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Fred Trotter on Data Journalism and Cybersecurity — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Fred notes that the DocGraph dataset of Medicare physician relationships with patients is the largest graph dataset — i.e. a dataset organized with nodes and edges — using real-name data out there, and is one of the few “people” graphs that are open. I caught up with Fred Trotter to talk about his work as a healthcare data journalist and about his service on the federal cybersecurity task force , which issued a report last year.

Fred Trotter on Data Journalism and Cybersecurity — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Fred notes that the DocGraph dataset of Medicare physician relationships with patients is the largest graph dataset — i.e. a dataset organized with nodes and edges — using real-name data out there, and is one of the few “people” graphs that are open. I caught up with Fred Trotter to talk about his work as a healthcare data journalist and about his service on the federal cybersecurity task force , which issued a report last year.

Fred Trotter on Data Journalism and Cybersecurity — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Fred notes that the DocGraph dataset of Medicare physician relationships with patients is the largest graph dataset — i.e. a dataset organized with nodes and edges — using real-name data out there, and is one of the few “people” graphs that are open. I caught up with Fred Trotter to talk about his work as a healthcare data journalist and about his service on the federal cybersecurity task force , which issued a report last year.

The Top Telehealth Terms to Know

American Well

HIPAA-Compliant: Any company—including telehealth companies—that handle protected health information (PHI) must ensure that all security measures are in place and followed according to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Essential Telemedicine Terms Clinicians Should Know

Enzyme Health

CMS : Stands for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. CMS is the federal agency that administers HIPAA standards and develops Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement policies for telemedicine. Applying for telemedicine jobs and want to stand out?

Can you identify 7 qualities of a successful telehealth program?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

New legislation at state and federal levels is making it possible for telehealth services to be reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance carriers. In addition to self-pay patients, reimbursement can be sought through Medicaid, Medicare and commercial/private payers.

Telehealth Policy Barriers to Observe

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Medicare restricts what telehealth services can be billed and limits telehealth access geographically. Even if a technology markets itself as HIPAA compliant, there still needs to be extra safeguards in place.

#WWBR Week of July 27, 2015

Chilmark Research

Hipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law. “Confusion about HIPAA privacy and security is one thing. HIPAA is often cited as a reason for not sharing patient data in contexts where HIPAA does not apply.

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The Role of Case Management in Healthcare

Appian

By using dedicated managers to handle 750 different Medicare beneficiaries, this payer-provider union reduced readmisssions by 56 percent compared to Medicare-covered individuals in Maine who weren’t receiving any specific attention of this variety.

Can you identify 7 qualities of a successful telehealth program?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

New legislation at state and federal levels is making it possible for telehealth services to be reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance carriers. In addition to self-pay patients, reimbursement can be sought through Medicaid, Medicare and commercial/private payers.

The 2019 Invasion of Disruptors in Healthcare (Part 1) — Amazon and Apple

Phoenix Health Systems

Alexa is now HIPAA-eligible, Amazon announced April 4. It is greasing more wheels through negotiations with at least three Medicare Advantage plans to subsidize Apple Watches to their patients to monitor atrial fibrillation, and already has agreements with Aetna and UnitedHealthcare to discount watches for health monitoring purposes to health plan beneficiaries who walk at least 10,000 steps a day, in order to help users track their progress against personal health goals.

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The 2019 Invasion of Disruptors in Healthcare (Part 1) — Amazon and Apple

Phoenix Health Systems

Alexa is now HIPAA-eligible, Amazon announced April 4. It is greasing more wheels through negotiations with at least three Medicare Advantage plans to subsidize Apple Watches to their patients to monitor atrial fibrillation, and already has agreements with Aetna and UnitedHealthcare to discount watches for health monitoring purposes to health plan beneficiaries who walk at least 10,000 steps a day, in order to help users track their progress against personal health goals.

CMS’s PI interoperability rule change is a good start, but is there more it can address?

Healthcare Guys

To end the lack of interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. The healthcare industry has attempted to bridge the gap between medical data and quality patient care.

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Getting Started with Telehealth

TheraNest

CCHPCA State Laws and Reimbursement Policies and their State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies PDF (April 2017) – This resource also you to stay up to date on all Telehealth laws, policies, regulations, and Medicare/Medicaid programs state by state. Medicare.

New Blockchain ledger will let US residents sell personal Healthcare data

Lloyd Price

" In other words, personal medical information is being sold – and in the process of making that transcation legal it is stripped of 18 types of information; doing so meets HIPAA de-identification requirements, but significantly reduces the data's value for legitimate research. "And

Will CMS’s PI rule review be a sweet change or is it just pie in the sky?

Healthcare Guys

To end the lack of interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. For the first time a new CMS rule specifically requires providers to share data to participate in the life blood of hospital reimbursement—Medicare and Medicaid. Will CMS’s PI rule review be a sweet change or is it just pie in the sky?

CMS’s Proposed PI Rule Changes: A Good Start, but is it Enough?

Healthcare Guys

To end interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. For the first time, a new CMS rule specifically requires providers to share data to participate in the life blood of hospital reimbursement — Medicare and Medicaid. By Thanh Tran, CEO, Zoeticx.

CMS’s Proposed PI Rule Changes Is A Good Start But Does It Address Enough

Healthcare Guys

To end the lack of interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. For the first time a new CMS rule specifically requires providers to share data to participate in the life blood of hospital reimbursement—Medicare and Medicaid. By Thanh Tran, CEO, Zoeticx and Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of the Main Operating Room.

CMS’s Proposed Interoperability PI Rule Changes Is A Good Start, But Does It Address Enough?

Healthcare Guys

To end the lack of interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. For the first time a new CMS rule specifically requires providers to share data to participate in the life blood of hospital reimbursement—Medicare and Medicaid. By Thanh Tran, CEO, Zoeticx & Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of the Main Operating Room.

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CMSs Proposed PI Rule Changes Is A Good Start, But Does It Address Enough?

Healthcare Guys

To end the lack of interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. The rule also floats the idea of revising Medicare and Medicaid Co-Pays to require hospitals to share patient records electronically with other hospitals, community providers and patientsa clear-cut demand for interoperability.

3 Big Healthcare Trends To Watch in 2015

BHM Healthcare Solutions

The transition to ICD-10 will be mandatory for any organization covered by HIPAA. If you read our post “ Healthcare Top 5 Trends ,” you know know that healthcare trends from specialty pharmacy to accreditation have been gaining traction this year.

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Telemedicine Today (#tday): December 2015

American Well

A bipartisan group of senators are “very close” to finishing a bill aimed at increasing Medicare payment for telemedicine services. “We’re According to an August draft of the bill, CMS would establish a “bridge program” to assist doctors in establishing telemedicine or remote monitoring programs under Medicare’s new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. The important point here is secure HIPAA compliant messaging, not your traditional text, Skype or Facetime.

Telemedicine Today (#tday): September 2015

American Well

With 35 of the top 100 hospital delivery networks in the US, and 7 of the top 10 hospital networks/IDNs now using Avizia, the company is revolutionizing the telemedicine industry by providing the first fully integrated telehealth platform – combining video devices with clinical workflow management and HIPAA compliant communication software. Medicare Telehealth-Based Chronic Care Management. Telehealth and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.

Getting Started with Telehealth

TheraNest

CCHPCA State Laws and Reimbursement Policies and their State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies PDF (April 2017) – This resource also you to stay up to date on all Telehealth laws, policies, regulations, and Medicare/Medicaid programs state by state. The most important thing you need to have when you start offering online therapy is a HIPAA compliant video conferencing system. Medicare. Medicare Telehealth Payment Eligibility Analyzer.

Weekender 6/8/18

HIStalk Weekender

Medicare trustees, most of whom are Republican government officials, say the White House’s elimination of the individual mandate and the Independent Payment Advisory Board as well as its tax cuts will cause its hospital insurance trust fund to be depleted in 2026. Weekly News Recap.

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By 2020, 1-in-5 Healthcare organisations will adopt Blockchain says new IDC report

Lloyd Price

Under current federal guidelines for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, U.S. SimplyVital's ConnectingCare is a blockchain network for tracking post-hospitalization patient care, creating an immutable audit trail for insurance companies and federal Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements.