The interoperability 'Golden Spike'

Morning eHealth

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

Consumers – not providers – will have the power to ensure interoperability

Mobi Health News

Bettina Experton, MD, and CEO of Humetrix, talks about the history of CMS’s Blue Button project and how 53 million Americans covered by Medicare will now have access to their data through an API to ensure patient safety and interoperability

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 MyHealthEData

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

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

Electronic Health Reporter

The article Key Takeaways From CMS/ONC Officials Regarding New Interoperability Proposed Rule appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial 21st Century CURES Act Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Don Rucker Eric D.

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

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

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 […]. Editorial Alex Azar electronic health information HHS interoperability MyHealthEDat

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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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.

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

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. Interoperability requires multiple layers to demonstrate an EHR system can be accessed.

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

Healthcare Guys

Federal healthcare organizations such as CMS have spent billions of dollars over the years trying to bridge the gap between medical data and quality patient care with interoperability requirements and data integration, the mesh used to try and bridge the gap. 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.

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Healthcare groups urge ONC to focus on interoperability, usability to reduce EHR burdens

Healthcare Guys

late November, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its 74-page draft strategy, which was developed by ONC in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The 2019 Invasion of Disruptors in Healthcare (Part 2) — Google, Lyft, Uber, IBM

Phoenix Health Systems

In a strategic windfall, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last April that it would cover non-emergency transport, freeing up hundreds of thousands of dollars for rideshare companies. Earlier this year Lyft announced an expanded partnership with Medicare Advantage plans for people over 65 with BlueCross BlueShield and Humana. Future of Health IT Amazon Apple apps disruptor EHR healthcare healthcare systems interoperability patient portals

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.

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.

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

Phoenix Health Systems

Apple: — The Interoperability Initiative. This capability directly addresses the challenge of accessing healthcare’s holy grail — interoperability. Apple developed its Health Records feature using FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), in order to transfer medical records to and from disparate healthcare organizations and EHRs. Future of Health IT Amazon Apple apps disruptor EHR healthcare healthcare systems interoperability patient portals

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

Phoenix Health Systems

Apple: — The Interoperability Initiative. This capability directly addresses the challenge of accessing healthcare’s holy grail — interoperability. Apple developed its Health Records feature using FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), in order to transfer medical records to and from disparate healthcare organizations and EHRs. Future of Health IT Amazon Apple apps disruptor EHR healthcare healthcare systems interoperability patient portals

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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#WWBR Week of July 27, 2015

Chilmark Research

“Alzheimer’s is poised to seriously strain the Medicare (and Medicaid) budgets especially starting in the later 2020s as more and more Boomers enter into their 70s and 80s since the risk of Alzheimer’s notably begins to increase after age 70.

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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

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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Assessing the GAO’s Report on Single-Payer Healthcare in America: Let’s Re-Imagine Workflow

Health Populi

Calls for universal health care, some under the banner of Medicare for All,” are growing among some policy makers and presidential candidates looking to run in 2020. The CBO points out that Medicare in the U.S.

Whats new with patient information blocking and MyHealthEData

Healthcare Guys

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

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. Medicare Advantage changes may revive tech-enabled home care services.

Doctors Say EHRs Are Good for Storage, But Risky for Patient Relationships and Burnout

Health Populi

That deficiency is, in three words, lack of interoperability; that challenge has required one-half of physician-users to use work-around’s to make their EHR investments more useful. ” Interoperability wasn’t baked into the original legislation.

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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.

2019: Healthcare IT gains new ground

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Many want to target drug costs and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has mandated hospitals to post a list of their standard charges by diagnostic-related group, in an effort for consumers to have transparent cost options.

ACOs with Multiple EHRs Struggle with IT Health Care Coordination

BHM Healthcare Solutions

The report is based on an evaluation of six Medicare ACOs. ACOs with a single EHR were able to avoid interoperability challenges and better coordinate care in real time.

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

Healthcare Guys

Federal healthcare organizations, such as CMS, have spent billions of dollars over the years trying to bridge the gap between medical data and quality patient care with interoperability requirements and data integration, the mesh used to try and bridge the gap. 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. By Thanh Tran, CEO, Zoeticx.