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CMS issues 2% MA rate hike for 2024

Healthcare Dive

Trade association AHIP said it was “concerned with the potential adverse impact of the rate notice,” especially in light of other recent regulation seeking to claw back overpayments to MA payers.

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Patient data and insights to enable value-based care and improve payment integrity

Healthcare It News

Value-based care is emerging in the healthcare ecosystem, largely due to its ability to offer benefits for everyone from patients to physicians to payers. With the power of data and analytics, users can track and improve patient outcomes and control healthcare costs while delivering better quality of care. Patient 360 can provide an optimal experience to patients and healthcare providers with first-rate payment integrity.

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More patients — especially younger ones — are switching providers, survey finds

Healthcare Dive

About 30% of patients selected a new provider in 2021, up from 26% in 2017, according to a new report from Accenture. Gen Zers and millennials were six times more likely to switch providers than older people.

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Roundup: NZ names new Health Minister and more briefs

Healthcare It News

Infectious disease doc Verrall named Health Minister A parliament shakeup led by New Zealand's new Prime Minister Chris Hipkins saw Ayesha Verrall taking over health from Andrew Little, who is now handling defence. An infectious disease physician, Dr Ayesha Verrall became an MP in 2020 and since then, she has held the roles of associate Health Minister and Minister for Covid-19 Response.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Healthcare industry most common victim of third-party breaches, Black Kite finds

Healthcare Dive

The report comes days after the HHS alerted the sector to a pro-Russian hacktivist group called Killnet, which recently updated its target list to include hospitals and medical organizations in several countries.

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North Queensland GPs get access to Inca's care planning platform

Healthcare It News

The Northern Queensland Primary Health Network is deploying a shared care platform to GPs in North Queensland. The care planning platform, INCA, developed by the health IT company Precedence Health Care, enables health professionals to manage patient health data, create and monitor care plans, and share information digitally. This system allows the creation of Medicare-compliant GP management plans and team care arrangements, which can be automatically shared with the care team.

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Exploring the challenges and the benefits of VR in healthcare

Healthcare It News

Enterprise Taxonomy: Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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Digital Health Innovation: The True, Quantifiable Impact On The Industry and Patients

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dr. Harietta Eleftherochorinou, vice president 0f innovation ventures, IQVIA. Patients, health systems and CROs are embracing digital health, as indicated by the number of digital health apps, digital diagnostics, digital biomarkers, digital therapeutics and […] The article Digital Health Innovation: The True, Quantifiable Impact On The Industry and Patients appeared first on electroniche

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CMS’s Final Rule on Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment Data Validation

Health Law Advisor

On February 1, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule outlining its audit methodology and related policies for its Medicare Advantage (MA) Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) program. The final rule codifies long-awaited regulations first proposed by CMS in 2018. As stated in the final rule, CMS intends to extrapolate RADV audit findings beginning with payment year (PY) 2018 but will not extrapolate RADV audit findings retroactively for PYs 2011–20

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Inovalon Adds All-Payer Claims Management Software To The PointClickCare Marketplace

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Inovalon, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions empowering data-driven healthcare, today announced the addition of its EASE All-Payer claims management solution to the PointClickCare Marketplace. Building on a five-year partnership, Inovalon’s newest listing on the Marketplace […] The article Inovalon Adds All-Payer Claims Management Software To The PointClickCare Market

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Everything You Wanted to Know About FACIS, but Didn’t Know to Ask

Speaker: Amy Anderson

FACIS® helps organizations mitigate patient and organizational risk. Maintaining compliance and safeguarding against fraud and abuse in today’s changing healthcare landscape can be challenging. Most healthcare organizations screen and monitor providers against the OIG but that’s only ONE of FACIS®’ primary sources. FACIS® pulls data for every taxonomy from the lowest level employee to the highest level licensed professional.

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Hurdle Launches At-Home HbA1c Diagnostic Test to Tackle Diabetes Crisis

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Hurdle , a diagnostics-as-a-service company launches an at-home Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Test that enables adult consumers to take a simple at-home blood sample to screen and monitor for diabetes. – Developed by leading scientists, Hurdle’s testing technology offers leading accuracy and reliability and operates in partnership with labs that hold themselves to the highest testing standards.

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The Looming End of A Long Redetermination Pause Calls For A Cleareyed Strategy

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Paul Schuhmacher, managing director in the healthcare practice, AArete. At the onset of COVID-19, public health emergency (PHE) declarations rapidly transformed the healthcare industry and insurance landscape. In the first few months alone, an […] The article The Looming End of A Long Redetermination Pause Calls For A Cleareyed Strategy appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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President Biden Announces the End of the COVID-19 Emergencies: The Health Care Industry Has Less Than Four Months to Prepare

Health Care Law Brief

After multiple extensions over the past three years, on Monday, January 30, 2023, President Biden announced that the COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency (“ PHE ”) will officially end on May 11, 2023. However, with less than four months until that date, providers must quickly review their operations and ensure their continued compliance with billing requirement changes that will result from the PHE’s expiration.

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Oxygen Therapy Trend and Outlook for 2023

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Oxygen therapy, or the administration of medical oxygen, has increasingly been used to treat various medical conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer, and cystic fibrosis. Oxygen therapy is ideal for most patients who […] The article Oxygen Therapy Trend and Outlook for 2023 appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Wildflower Health & HTC Launch Statewide Value-Based Maternity Care Model in NJ

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Today, Wildflower Health and the Healthcare Transformation Consortium (HTC), a collaborative of independent health systems in New Jersey, announced a new partnership to launch a value-based maternity care initiative. The collaborative, which is powered by Wildflower Health, aims to serve as a national blueprint for approaches to closing maternal care gaps and improving equity. – As part of this initiative, Wildflower and HTC will also be working closely with O

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Review of Zebra’s New ET40-HC and ET45-HC Tablets Designed for Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

If you work with devices in healthcare, then you’re likely familiar with Zebra and their line of mobile computing devices. For a number of years, Zebra has had one of the most healthcare focused handheld mobile computing devices the size of a cell phone on the market. They were more rugged than your traditional cell phone and had enterprise features that made IT administrators lives easier.

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FTC Issues First Financial Penalty for a Health Breach Notification Rule Violation

HIPAA Journal

The Federal Trade Commission’s Health Breach Notification Rule requires vendors of personal health records and related entities to issue notifications to consumers in the event of a breach of unsecured personal records. The rule took effect in 2009, yet compliance has not been enforced. That has now changed. Yesterday, the FTC issued its first penalty for noncompliance with the Health Breach Notification Rule to the prescription drug provider, GoodRx Holdings Inc, which has been ordered to pay a

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White House unveils CancerX innovation accelerator, new funding for cancer screenings on Moonshot anniversary

Fierce Healthcare

White House unveils CancerX innovation accelerator, new funding for cancer screenings on Moonshot anniversary hlandi Thu, 02/02/2023 - 16:20

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Ensure Continuous Patient Care: How to Avoid Disruptions Due to Ransomware

The industry has seen an increasing pace of ransomware, zero-day, and remote-code execution attacks. Learn how to defend against these against these attacks in this eBook.

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Data interoperability at the federal level requires cross-sector collaboration

Mobi Health News

During a panel discussion at Digital Frontiers in Public Health, panelists discussed how the public and private sectors can work together to share data and improve public health.

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Co-headline sponsors for Digital Health Rewired 2023 confirmed

Digital Health News

Digital Health is extremely pleased to announce that System C and Graphnet Care Alliance and TPP will once again be co-headline sponsors of Rewired in 2023.

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OSHA Adopts More Aggressive Stance on OSH Act Noncompliance

HIPAA Journal

In late January, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) at the U.S. Department of Labor published new enforcement guidance which will see the agency adopt a much more aggressive stance on serious violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) in an effort to improve OSH Act compliance. OSHA will be stepping up its enforcement activities and will be issuing more civil monetary penalties to employers that fail to ensure a safe working environment for their em

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Payers, providers clash over scope of CMS review of ACA's essential health benefits

Fierce Healthcare

Payers, providers clash over scope of CMS review of ACA's essential health benefits rking Thu, 02/02/2023 - 17:40

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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Data analytics startup Clearsense scores $50M and more digital health fundings

Mobi Health News

Respiratory health monitoring company Aluna raised $15.3 million, and virtual applied behavior analysis therapy provider AnswersNow scooped up $11 million.

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CMS seeks to make quality measures more ‘universal’ in rollout of new program

Fierce Healthcare

CMS seeks to make quality measures more ‘universal’ in rollout of new program rking Thu, 02/02/2023 - 11:51

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China approves AI-based movement disorder analysis software

Mobi Health News

It extracts quantitative data for clinical decision-making from analysing videos of patient's movements.

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GAO: Data on use of Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits are lacking

Fierce Healthcare

GAO: Data on use of Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits are lacking pminemyer Thu, 02/02/2023 - 13:55

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Generative AI for Contracts Is Here: New Tools to Accelerate Drafting and Editing

The emergence of generative AI is reshaping the landscape of contract management, enabling businesses to generate and negotiate legal agreements with greater ease and speed. In this on-demand webinar, Hal Marcus, VP of Product Marketing at Evisort discusses how Evisort's generative AI transforms contract creation and negotiation, empowering legal teams to streamline processes while reducing risk.

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The New Year Brings New Laws for Pregnant and Nursing Employees

Hall Render

While employers have been subject to a number of laws and regulations impacting pregnant and nursing employees for some time, two new laws expand the rights of pregnant employees and nursing mothers in the workplace, ostensibly filling in gaps left by earlier legislation: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (“PUMP Act”).

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Bayer, EMD Serono announce 340B restrictions in wake of pharma's courtroom win

Fierce Healthcare

Bayer, EMD Serono announce 340B restrictions in wake of pharma's courtroom win dmuoio Thu, 02/02/2023 - 12:27

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Australian researchers develop AI-based benchmark for measuring Alzheimer's progression

Mobi Health News

Fake MRIs generated using AI were used to check the sensitivity of existing measures of brain atrophy.

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Patients overestimate how well they recall diagnoses, care after discharge: study

Fierce Healthcare

Patients overestimate how well they recall diagnoses, care after discharge: study dmuoio Thu, 02/02/2023 - 16:44

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Embedded Analytics: A Force Multiplier for Business

The possibilities for embedded analytics to drive real value for businesses, end users, and society are as fascinating as they are limitless. No matter the industry, brand after brand is finding that analytics can be the solution to a multitude of business challenges. Go deep with five insightsoftware customers as they share the details of their analytics journeys and discuss the transformative power of data.