Fri.Sep 22, 2023

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Healthcare Data Compliance: Security, Privacy & Compliance

Compliancy Group

Healthcare organizations face numerous challenges in protecting sensitive patient information. With the increasing use of electronic health records (EHRs) and the reliance on technology for data storage and transmission, healthcare data security, privacy, and compliance have become critical. We will review the importance of healthcare data compliance and its role in safeguarding patient information.

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The one code Congress must support: G2211

Healthcare Dive

Presidents of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians argue for reforms in the national physician payment system.

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Certainty and Uncertainty in Trans-Intersex Science Politics

Bill of Health

By Maayan Sudai Joanna Wuest’s Born This Way: Science, Citizenship, and Inequality in the American LGBTQ+ Movement describes the evolution of the “born this way” framework through pivotal moments in the history of the LGBTQI+ movement. A central theme of the book’s analysis is the role that “certainty” and “uncertainty” play in the legitimation of science-based policy regarding sexuality and gender issues.

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CMS to get ‘tougher’ on Medicare Advantage, official promises

Healthcare Dive

CMS Deputy Administrator Jon Blum signaled regulators could increasingly crack down on bad actors in the MA program, which now covers more than half of Medicare seniors.

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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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DEA suggests 2nd comment period for post-PHE online Rx registration

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

At the Drug Enforcement Agency Drug Diversion Division listening sessions earlier this month, DEA Administrator Anne Milgram said the agency would hold a second comment period on its March NPRM in the months ahead. WHY IT MATTERS The Drug Diversion Division said it was conducting public listening sessions to get input on prescribing controlled substances on telemedicine platforms and to learn about the types of data and its accessibility for use in detecting unlawful drug diversion.

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Kaiser unions issue a 10-day unfair labor practice strike notice as bargaining further breaks down

Healthcare Dive

Leaders of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions announced on Friday that over 75,000 members will strike from Oct. 4 to Oct. 6 if labor and management cannot agree to new contract terms.

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CMS requires 30 states to pause Medicaid disenrollments after systems error

Healthcare Dive

Nearly 500,000 people will regain Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage after being improperly removed from the rolls during redeterminations, according to the HHS.

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CommonSpirit Health ends fiscal year with $1.4B operating loss, 2,000 job cuts

Fierce Healthcare

Catholic healthcare giant CommonSpirit Health has reported a $1.4 billion operating loss (-4.1% operating margin) and a net loss of $259 million for its 2023 fiscal year, which ended June 30, accor | The 145-hospital nonprofit system's improving volumes were undercut by lagging reimbursement, high costs and a cybersecurity incident. But, fourth-quarter labor costs were somewhat checked by the health system eliminating "approximately 2,000" full-time jobs.

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Biden administration seeks to erase medical debt from credit reports

Healthcare Dive

In kicking off a medical debt rulemaking process, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aims to tackle what is a “serious pain point” for many families, Director Rohit Chopra said Thursday.

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TEFCA, QHINs, HDUs, and Interoperability with Civitas CEO Lisa Bari

Healthcare IT Today

Civitas Networks for Health is a non-profit consortium that brings together a broad community of organizations interested in health data exchange. Many members are HIEs, but a number of other organizations in health care including community organizations are members as well. Civitas started only two and half years ago, but already have 165 members spread across the country.

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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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Federal agencies propose increase to No Surprises Act administrative fees

Healthcare Dive

On Thursday, the HHS and other departments proposed a rule that would raise the independent dispute resolution process fees from $50 to $150. Last month, a federal court vacated a rate of $350.

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Matthew Gould joins £480m FDP contract hopefuls Quantexa

Digital Health News

Former head of NHS digital policy Matthew Gould has joined Quantexa, one of the remaining bidders for the NHS’ £480m federated data platform.

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Kaiser unions issue unfair labor practice strike notice as bargaining further breaks down

Healthcare Dive

Leaders of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions announced on Friday that over 75,000 members will strike from Oct. 4 to Oct. 6 if labor and management cannot agree to new contract terms.

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Q&A: The status of the Access to Prescription Digital Therapeutics Act

Mobi Health News

Jennifer Mathieu, senior vice president of professional and government affairs at AMCP, provides an update on the Access to Prescription Digital Therapeutics Act 2023 moving through Congress.

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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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CommonSpirit launches value-based management platform for physicians

Healthcare Dive

The nonprofit giant is the latest healthcare organization trying to position itself as an attractive partner for independent physicians who want to transition to value-based payment arrangements.

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Teladoc Health Releases 2023 Virtual Transformation Index

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: In new research released by Teladoc Health, t he global leader in whole-person virtual care, U.S. employers with 2,500 or more employees reported a 21% increase in the implementation of additional virtual care offerings over the past 18 months, with 77% stating they plan to increase their investment in virtual care over the next three years.

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Dorset Council sees six out of 10 care homes use electronic records

Digital Health News

Six out of 10 care homes and domiciliary care agencies in the Dorset Council region have now moved from paper-based records to electronic records.

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Motif Neurotech Conducts First-In-Human Brain Stimulation for Treatment-resistant Depression

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Motif Neurotech , a neurotechnology company developing minimally invasive bioelectronics for mental health, announced new research published to the preprint server medrxiv that demonstrates a millimeter-sized brain stimulator in a human subject. The study was a collaboration with researchers at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, and UTHealth Houston.

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

In this ebook, you will learn about the 18 PHI indicators, the legal requirements and penalties surrounding PHI, and how your healthcare teams should securely exchange this data. Key takeaways from this ebook: Gain confidence in identifying PHI. Acquire practical implementation strategies for exchanging PHI within your organization. Emphasize the importance of using compliant communication tools within healthcare teams.

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Industry news in brief

Digital Health News

The latest Digital Health News industry roundup features investment funding for Decently and Navenio and a milestone for Guy's and St Thomas'

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Florida nurse convicted for fraudulent orders billing Medicare for $200M

Fierce Healthcare

A Florida nurse practitioner was convicted this week by a federal jury for her participation in a $200 million healthcare fraud scheme. | Elizabeth Hernandez, 45, ordered more cancer genetic tests than any other provider in the nation during 2020 and "routinely" billed over 24 hours of office visits in a single day," DOJ said.

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2San and Phoenix Healthcare launch self diagnostic tests

Digital Health News

A new partnership between 2San and Phoenix Healthcare will see a range of self-diagnostic tests made available through Rowlands Pharmacy and Numark.

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'Podnosis': Breaking down barriers to cancer screenings

Fierce Healthcare

Access to early cancer screenings and intervention can reduce deaths by 45%, according to the American Cancer Society. However, accessibility remains a significant challenge. | In this week's episode of "Podnosis," Heather Landi from Fierce Healthcare engages in a conversation with Othman Laraki, co-founder and CEO of Color Health. They delve into strategies for boosting screenings and explore the partnership between Color Health and the American Cancer Society, aimed at making co

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Buyer's Guide: Evaluating and Selecting the Best CLM Solution for Your Organization

Evaluating and selecting the right contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform can be complicated. However, by getting the right people involved, prioritizing your business needs, and testing your technology options, you can make it easier.

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Four Avoidable Problems With Medical Gas Equipment

Medical Gas Compliance

Most of us assume that because the hospital is plumbed for vacuum and gasses, everything will work right the first and every time. Usually, it does, but there is a reason every operating room has multiple outlets and inlets. Sometimes, things don’t go as planned.

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Benefits administrator Enthea makes ketamine-assisted therapy available nationwide

Fierce Healthcare

Enthea, an administrator of benefits focused on medication-assisted therapies, has made ketamine-assisted therapy available nationwide as an employee benefit. | Enthea says it is the first and only licensed provider of plans that cover medication-assisted therapies like ketamine and psychedelics. Employers interested in the benefit can add it as an ancillary benefit, similar to dental and vision offerings.

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Diligent Robotics scores $25M to scale 'socially-intelligent service robots'

Mobi Health News

The company will use the funds to expand its reach throughout hospitals in the U.S. and enhance product development.

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US Chamber of Commerce outlines path to global universal health coverage

Fierce Healthcare

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants to spearhead a global private-public effort to ensure universal health coverage throughout the world by 2030. | The main hurdle to reaching global universal health coverage by 2030 is raising the $176 billion needed to achieve that goal, according to research by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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HIPAA: Why It Matters to Your Practice

85% of practices are not complying with the government’s HIPAA standards. The large majority of practices are likely trying to protect patients’ information, but they may not be doing all that they need to meet government requirements. Not complying with HIPAA has definite drawbacks, with one major one being massive fines. The government can fine up to 1.5 million dollars for a single HIPAA breach incident - an amount that would put most small practices out of business.

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Grocery and Golf Goodness: Food, Fitness, and Fresh Come Together

Health Populi

“ Groceries and glutes,” CNN reported in 2019 about a food store combining a gym in the store. While grocery stores have been embedded various fitness options into their brick-and-mortar footprints long before the pandemic, there’s a new riff on fitness at the grocer coming to Augusta, Georgia: grocery and golf. FreshTake, a new grocery store from a family-owned food chain, will open its doors in 2024, located in a Whole Foods location that closed in 2017.

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Why Sustainability in the Healthcare Sector Requires a Cultural Mindset Shift

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Sheetal Chawla, Head of Life Sciences and Head of Northeast Region at Capgemini Americas , and Stephen Obana, Vice President of Life Sciences at Capgemini Americas The healthcare sector has long been globally recognized as one of the leading carbon-intensive industries, accounting for 4.5% of the world’s greenhouse gases.

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More Evidence That We Need More Evidence for AI Interventions

HealthIT Answers

By William Hersh - In a previous post, I related the case of an excellent model that predicted hospital readmission yet when used in the context of real-world effort to reduce admissions was not able to lower the rate. New studies are highlighting this scenario again. The post More Evidence That We Need More Evidence for AI Interventions appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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WellSky Acquires Experience Care to Enhance Long-Term Care Providers’ Ability to Operate Efficiently, Advance Resident Care

Healthcare IT Today

Together, the Healthcare Technology Companies will Continue to Innovate and Strengthen Solutions that Position Organizations to Succeed Against Industry Challenges and Thrive in Value-Based Care WellSky , a leading health and community care technology company, announced today that it has acquired Experience Care , an innovative technology company offering a suite of software solutions for post-acute and long-term care providers.

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Forrester Wave™ Contract Lifecycle Management for 2023

In The Forrester Wave™ Contract Lifecycle Management, Q3 2023, Evisort has debuted as a Strong Performer.