CMS Releases Proposed Rule Expanding Health Data Interoperability Requirements For Payers

Healthcare IT Today

The announcement follows the release of the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule in July, which requires all health plans doing business with the […].

CMS Announces New Office (“Aubrey”) To Streamline Interoperability and Informatics

Electronic Health Reporter

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the creation of a new office, the […]. The article CMS Announces New Office (“Aubrey”) To Streamline Interoperability and Informatics appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Aubrey Aubrey Edwards Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) healthcare informatics interoperability OBRHI Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics Seema Verma

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The interoperability 'Golden Spike'

Morning eHealth

Modest Medicare telemedicine increase — Yelp 'beats' CMS at nursing home rating

Statements from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Interoperability Flexibilities amid the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Electronic Health Reporter

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in conjunction with the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced a policy of enforcement discretion […]. Editorial CMS Administrator COVID-19 Don Rucker healthcare interoperability delay interoperability delay National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Seema VermaThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

HHS Finalizes Interoperability and Information Blocking Rules, Providing Patients Better Access To Their Health Data

Electronic Health Reporter

Interoperability has been pursued by multiple administrations and numerous […]. The article HHS Finalizes Interoperability and Information Blocking Rules, Providing Patients Better Access To Their Health Data appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Azar Cures Act information blocking interoperability rule Medicare Blue Button 2.0 This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The U.S.

Key Takeaways From CMS/ONC Officials Regarding New Interoperability Proposed Rule

Electronic Health Reporter

Following the release of its proposed new rules designed to improve the interoperability of electronic health information, members of leadership from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a call to provide additional detail about the proposed rule, and to answer questions from the media. The article Key Takeaways From CMS/ONC Officials Regarding New Interoperability Proposed Rule appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

HHS Proposes New Rules to Improve the Interoperability of Electronic Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

The rules, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), would increase choice and competition […]. The article HHS Proposes New Rules to Improve the Interoperability of Electronic Health Information appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Alex Azar electronic health information HHS interoperability MyHealthEData

New Healthcare Truths for 2021

Healthcare IT Today

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AHA ‘strongly opposes’ interoperability as a Medicare requirement

FierceHealthIT

Responding to a request for information from CMS, the American Hospital Association said it "strongly opposes" revising Medicare Conditions of Participation to include interoperability requirements. The hospital association argued that interoperability is difficult for surveyors to measure and unfairly targets hospitals for data sharing problems that span the healthcare ecosystem

CMS's 2019 proposal makes broad strides in telehealth, interoperability, documentation

Mobi Health News

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its new proposed Physician Fee Schedule and Qualified Payment Program updates for 2019, and the announcement includes some big strides forward in promoting digital health technology, including widened telemedicine coverage, an overhaul of documentation requirements, and a new focus on interoperability

Just Associates To CMS/ONC: A “Technology Alone” Solution Can’t Resolve the Patient Matching Issues Impacting Interoperability

Electronic Health Reporter

shared with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) […]. The article Just Associates To CMS/ONC: A “Technology Alone” Solution Can’t Resolve the Patient Matching Issues Impacting Interoperability appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Beth Just healthcare interoperability Just Associates patient matching patient matching algorithms

CMS To Run Pilot Giving Providers Access To Medicare Claims Data

Healthcare IT Today

In another step in fleshing out its interoperability efforts, CMS has announced plans to launch a pilot program giving clinicians access to claims data. CMS FHIR API Health Data Sharing Healthcare Interoperability hl7 Medicare Claims Data MyHealthEDataDuring the pilot, which is called “Data at the Point of Care” or DPC, clinicians will be able to access the claims data from CMS’s Blue Button 2.0 functionality. The idea […].

Verma says interoperability rule is coming, backs data sharing as a Medicare requirement

FierceHealthIT

Health systems should have more clarity on a much-anticipated proposed interoperability rule "hopefully in the next couple of weeks," CMS Administrator Seema Verma told reporters on Tuesday. She also said adding data-sharing requirements to Medicare Conditions of Participation is "much easier, to some degree, for hospitals and physicians

CMS new rule: Experts weigh in on big changes to clinical documentation, EHRs and interoperability

Mobi Health News

The "historic changes" announced late yesterday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, promising big adjustments to its policies around the Physician Fee Schedule and the Quality Payment Program, already have the healthcare industry talking

CMS new rule: Industry reacts to big changes to telehealth, clinical documentation, and interoperability

Mobi Health News

The "historic changes" announced late yesterday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, promising big adjustments to its policies around the Physician Fee Schedule and the Quality Payment Program, already have the healthcare industry talking

CMS telemedicine expansion could lead to cuts in Medicare base rate

Morning eHealth

What ONC is up to — HITAC task force on interoperability to get underway

AHIP, other industry groups call for phased approach to CMS interoperability rule

FierceHealthIT

America's Health Insurance Plans—and many other healthcare industry groups—is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to take a phased approach to its proposed interoperability rule, saying the proposed 2020 implementation timeline is "unrealistic

Wasted: $1 of Every $4 Spent on Health Care In America

Health Populi

Lack of interoperability of data systems is one area that’s improving, slowly. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) forecasts that prescription drug spending will be the fastest-growing cause of rising health spending by 2027. A study in JAMA published this week analyzed research reports that have measured waste in the U.S. health care system, calculating that 25% of medical spending in America is wasted. If spending is gauged at $3.8

CMS At AHIMA: Electronic Data Exchange Is the Future of Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

Access to data and the interoperability of health information has the power to change the face of healthcare, according to Alexandra Mugge, deputy chief health informatics officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Editorial AHIMA CMS interoperability Wylecia Wiggs HarrisThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Connected Health Initiative Applauds New ONC and CMS Rules on Interoperability and Information Blocking

ConnectedHealth

Audio: CMS Administrator Seema Verma Speaks To the Healthcare Media at HIMSS19

Electronic Health Reporter

During her trip to HIMSS19, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Service administrator Seema Verma spoke with registered members of the media to preview her keynote speech and answer questions about her department’s newly released proposed interoperability rule. Editorial CMS HIMSS19 information blocking interoperability rule patient engagement Seema VermaThis content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

Connect Health Initiative Lauds CMS Digital Health Interoperability Initiative

ConnectedHealth

Las Vegas, NV - Today, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced new proposals to promote interoperability in the digital health ecosystem that support greater patient data access. Additionally, access to Medicare data is critical in turning data into actionable information for doctors and healthcare providers. CHI applauds CMS’ intent to reexamine meaningful use and consider measures that increase interoperability and penalize data blocking activities.

Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce issue joint statement for healthcare interoperability

Lloyd Price

Interoperability is an overlapping set of technical and policy challenges, from data access to common data models to information exchange to workflow integration – and these challenges often pose a barrier to healthcare innovation. Microsoft has been engaged for many years on developing best practices for interoperability across industries.

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Hospitals see a $4.8B lift in final CMS payment rule that focuses price transparency, interoperability

FierceHealthIT

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized a hospital payment rule that includes an additional $4.8 billion for inpatient services as well as several new requirements around price transparency and data sharing

Blockchain in Healthcare: A Vehicle Towards Digital Health 2.0?

The Digital Health Corner

According to an excellent whitepaper describing a case study of Medrec , a platform utilizing blockchain technology, health information interoperability is facilitated with the use of blockchain. However, interestingly, interoperability of blockchain itself remains as much a Holy Grail as interoperability of digital healthcare data. I would like to apologize to the readers of this site for the long hiatus.

The The Five Biggest Areas of Opportunity for Digital Health

The Digital Health Corner

Interoperability [defined by the federal Office of the National Coordinator for health information technology (HIT) as the ability of information systems to exchange patients’ electronic health information and use information from other EHR systems without any special effort from the user] is another major pain point that needs to be addressed.Six years into Meaningful Use we have yet to achieve any significant interoperability of EHRs.

Privacy Issues with Patient Portals

BHM Healthcare Solutions

” As part of its rule proposal earlier this year, ONC presented the use of an interoperability standard, called Data Segmentation for Privacy, that would allow vendors and organizations to label certain health information that is transferred between EHR systems as sensitive. Healthcare IT Medicare and Medicaid Services Data hack Healthcare Data Breaches Healthcare Data Protection Medicaid

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Medicare Holds Out Promise of Health Record Access Revolution

Society for Participatory Medicine

The Trump administration is proposing to use a powerful financial lever to push hospitals into making the patient’s electronic medical record interoperable – that is, readable by other care providers – and easily available to patients to download and organize via an app. That means if you don’t do it, Medicare, which accounts for about a third of an average hospital’s revenues, can drop you from the program. Will interoperable truly be interoperable, and how quickly?

2018 Medicare Fee-For-Service improper payment rate is lowest since 2010

CMS.gov

2018 Medicare Fee-For-Service improper payment rate is lowest since 2010. Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2018 Medicare Fee-For-Service improper payment rate is lowest since 2010 Significant progress in saving $4.59B in estimated improper payments for the Medicare Fee-For-Service program. Most notably: The 2018 Medicare-FFS improper payment rate decreased from 9.51

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How Covid-19 Can Inspire Tech-Enabled Value-Based Health Care in a Cash-Constrained America

Health Populi

Capturing and sharing interoperable and transparent data. ” The implementation of electronic health records, spurred on by the HITECH Act which was embedded in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka the Stimulus Bill) resulted in lots of EHRs deployed in hospitals and doctor’s offices, with huge gaps in interoperability and data liquidity. The Medicare Trust Fund is financed by payroll taxes, general tax revenue, and the premiums enrollees pay.

CMS proposal builds remote patient monitoring into home health reimbursement

FierceHealthIT

Under a proposed rule released by CMS on Monday, home health agencies would be able to include remote monitoring equipment in cost reports that the agency uses to determine Medicare reimbursement rates, a move officials hope will incentivize providers to invest in new technology. Meanwhile, the agency also asked stakeholders to weigh in on an interoperability requirement

Why telemedicine and remote patient monitoring demand will skyrocket in 2019

Redox

A study published in Health Affairs found that Medicare and Medicaid, the two largest insurance programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), accounted for 59% of revenue for the 5 largest US commercial health insurance companies. Futurism Industry Interoperability

Frost & Sullivan's Top 10 predictions for healthcare in 2021

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The patient engagement space will see M&A activity with those vendors with the most intuitive and interoperable user interfaces staying strong. The enterprise imaging IT space will drive up to $2 billion in investments toward imaging workflow efficiency, interoperability and analytics.

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

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has put together further detailed guidance for how healthcare providers should be documenting and reporting electronic clinical quality measures for telehealth encounters.

Study: In-home healthcare expansion requires overcoming market and technical barriers

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In his study, Auerswald found that labor market barriers to entry, such as licensing requirements, and technical barriers to entry, such as regulatory approvals and interoperability standards, constitute "the most significant barriers to entrepreneurial entry."

Focus on Technology for Older Adults Sharpens in 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

At the same time, the technology market presents growing complexity, worsening privacy issues, and interoperability limitations, while not effectively lowering the cost of access or the price of useful devices. In January, 2019, the coordinating body for Health IT (ONC) released interoperability advice, connecting people to their care , that requires representing the relationship between a patient and another person (provider, caregiver, or family member).

Health informatics and why participatory healthcare is key to its future

Society for Participatory Medicine

Health Informatics Trend #1: Interoperability. Interoperability is the ability of different information systems, devices, and applications (“systems”) to access, exchange, integrate and cooperatively use data in a coordinated manner, within and across organizational, regional and national boundaries. The proposals will help to break down existing barriers to interoperability and empower patients by giving them access to their health information.

Rethinking approaches to remote health and telehealth in Australia

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Medicare and Medibank were set up as face-to-face systems and they still are face-to-face systems. Koff said having an agile system in place would enable interoperability, allowing care at a local district level or hospital level be fully integrated with primary care and other services. Whilst we’re keen to have the architecture right, we need interoperability so it can be integrated,” she said.

Allscripts files trademark lawsuit against telemed platform CarePortMD

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Earlier this summer, CarePort launched a tool to help hospitals comply with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' interoperability final rules.

HIStalk Interviews Chris Klomp, CEO, Collective Medical

HIStalk Interviews

How do you see the company fitting into the interoperability landscape? I’m not sure I would even classify what we do as carte blanche interoperability. Interoperability is principally concerned with moving data from Point A to Point B. Is the questionable business case for broad interoperability a non-issue when the addressed problems are overuse of opiates or EDs, which are in nobody’s best interest? Interoperability is the base layer.