Sat.Dec 17, 2022 - Fri.Dec 23, 2022

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New coalition calls for collective action on health equity

Healthcare It News

The Rise to Health Coalition seeks to catalyze individuals and organizations committed to health equity and justice. WHY IT MATTERS. Dr. Kedar Mate, president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, announced the new coalition at the recent IHI Forum 2022 in Orlando.

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Judge questions surprise billing ban implementation during court hearing

Healthcare Dive

A federal judge tested the government’s defense concerning a rule designed to help third parties resolve payment disputes between healthcare providers and insurers

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Could Self-Operated Assisted Suicide Devices Be Coming to a Town near You?

Bill of Health

By Matthew Chun. A scientist’s high-tech approach to assisted suicide is already available for use in Switzerland and is actively being campaigned for in the United Kingdom. Could the United States be next? Dr. Philip Nitschke — nicknamed “Dr.

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HIM Today: Funny Lessons Learned from 2022

MRO Compliance

HIM Today: Funny Lessons Learned from 2022. Recently, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion between Health Information Management (HIM) experts, discussing HIM today and the funny lessons learned this past year.

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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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Adopt a retail mindset to succeed with consumer-based healthcare

Healthcare It News

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HHS releases ownership data on nation’s hospitals

Healthcare Dive

“We are pulling back the curtain and letting the sunshine in on hospital and nursing home ownership because it is what the public deserves,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said Tuesday in a statement

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Updating Healthcare Data Management and Privacy

MRO Compliance

Updating Healthcare Data Management and Privacy. December 12, 2022. Healthcare NOW Radio. So what does HIPAA mean and where did it come from? The letters stand for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

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Real-time patient journey data – architecting a 360-degree view

Healthcare It News

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Centene reaches $44M settlement with Iowa

Healthcare Dive

It’s the latest deal in a string of settlements to resolve allegations the nation’s largest Medicaid managed care organization overcharged states for pharmacy services

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2024 Out-of-Pocket Limits Released

Compliance Now

By: Megan Diehl, Manager, Compliance Consulting, MZQ Consulting. The Department of Health and Human Services has announced the new out-of-pocket (OOP) limits that will apply to group and individual health plans during the 2024 plan year. To comply with the ACA, non-grandfathered health plans cannot require a participant to pay more out-of-pocket during the plan year than the amounts listed below. The limits apply to cost-sharing items like copayments, deductibles, and coinsurance expenditures.

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Being Mindful of Menopause To Create a Truly Inclusive Benefits Strategy

Speaker: Andrea Wuchiski - Senior Account Executive, Mid-Market Sales

Join this webinar to find out how employers can encourage open acknowledgment of and respect for employees' menopausal experiences while also being considerate of employee privacy.

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The Growing Menace of Mental Disorders: How Providers Can Overcome Emerging Challenges

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Mental disorders are a serious social problem, as they impact the lives of millions of people worldwide.

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ATA applauds 2-year extension of telehealth flexibilities in Congressional Omnibus

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The American Telemedicine Association this week cheered the bipartisan omnibus appropriations bill from both houses of Congress for including a two-year extension for Medicare telehealth flexibilities that have been in place since the COVID-19 public health emergency was declared in 2020.

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‘Bravo Congress’: Telehealth groups cheer omnibus extension of COVID-19 flexibilities

Healthcare Dive

Still, the American Telemedicine Association and other virtual care lobbies said there was more to do to enshrine telehealth access into American law

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2024 Out-of-Pocket Limits Released

Compliance Now

By: Megan Diehl, Manager, Compliance Consulting, MZQ Consulting. The Department of Health and Human Services has announced the new out-of-pocket (OOP) limits that will apply to group and individual health plans during the 2024 plan year. To comply with the ACA, non-grandfathered health plans cannot require a participant to pay more out-of-pocket during the plan year than the amounts listed below. The limits apply to cost-sharing items like copayments, deductibles, and coinsurance expenditures.

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2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

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Healthcare IT: Helping Mental Health Professionals Better Serve Patients

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Mental healthcare providers are facing a crisis. The growing number of Americans seeking mental health care is putting a strain on psychologists, and it’s affecting those who need help the most.

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Medical Device Cybersecurity Provisions Included in Omnibus Appropriations Bill

HIPAA Journal

The text of a $1.7 trillion omnibus appropriations bill has been released by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees which, if passed, will ensure that the government remains funded until September 30, 2023.

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Omnibus bill restarts Medicaid checks, lowers Medicare physician pay cuts

Healthcare Dive

Lawmakers are rushing to speed passage of the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package as they near a Friday deadline for government funding

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End-of-Year Compliance Deadlines and Reminders

Compliance Now

By: Megan Diehl, Manager, Compliance Consulting, MZQ Consulting. The end of the 2022 calendar year is fast approaching, and with it come numerous deadlines that can directly or indirectly impact employer group health plans. Below is an overview of several items that plan sponsors should be mindful of this season. The Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate.

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How Fertility Benefits Can Save Your Company Money

Speaker: Taylor Padalino - Account Executive, Enterprise Partnerships

In this webinar, we’ll explore how clinically managed fertility benefits can help your company reduce high-cost claims, guide employees toward less invasive care, and retain some of your most valuable employees.

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Mental Health and Technology: Ways the Field is Changing

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Mental health is a serious issue, and it affects all of us.

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Improper Use of Password Managers Is Increasing

HIPAA Journal

Passwords can provide a good level of security, but all too often users choose weak passwords that present no challenge to hackers. Many of the most commonly used passwords can be cracked almost instantly.

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Texas Medical Association heads to court again in second challenge to surprise billing ban

Healthcare Dive

The association is challenging the implementation of the surprise billing ban, arguing it unfairly benefits insurers. The group will argue before the same judge who previously sided with the association in a separate but similar case

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End-of-Year Compliance Deadlines and Reminders

Compliance Now

By: Megan Diehl, Manager, Compliance Consulting, MZQ Consulting. The end of the 2022 calendar year is fast approaching, and with it come numerous deadlines that can directly or indirectly impact employer group health plans. Below is an overview of several items that plan sponsors should be mindful of this season. The Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate.

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Top 3 Data Privacy Challenges for Contract Compliance in 2022

The data privacy landscape is quickly becoming fragmented with dozens of new laws. Outdated compliance practices expose businesses to issues that can cost millions of dollars. Download this paper to find out how contract intelligence can help.

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Close the Healthcare Experience Gap with a Single Patient View

Electronic Health Reporter

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Privacy Breaches Reported by Blue Shield of California and VA Medical Center

HIPAA Journal

A round-up of data breaches that have recently been reported to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights and state attorneys general. Blue Shield of California. Blue Shield of California has started notifying certain health plan members about a privacy violation by one of its employees.

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High-intensity billing in ERs has increased, but not only due to upcoding, research suggests

Healthcare Dive

The proportion of emergency room visits billed as “high intensity” that don’t result in a hospitalization has grown, reflecting the ER’s shifting role in the acute care ecosystem, according to a Health Affairs study

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A staffing expert shows how telehealth is stepping in to fill the staffing shortage

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The staffing shortage is a huge challenge in healthcare today. Another challenge is finding a solution to this vexing problem.

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Global Parity for Fertility Benefits: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Leslie Neitzel, Chief Human Resource Officer

In this webinar, we’ll share what employers should know about cultural differences in fertility care, how companies can assess whether a fertility benefit is truly global, and what to look for in a fertility benefit that works for all of your employees.

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CVS Health Study Highlights Value of Provider Coordination and Intervention  

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Creagh Milford, DO, MPH, FACOI, senior vice president of retail health, CVS Health.

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Critical Citrix ADC and Gateway Vulnerability Exploited in Attacks on Healthcare Organizations

HIPAA Journal

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Stakes are high in California’s Medicaid market shakeup

Healthcare Dive

Four insurers that lost out on lucrative contracts in the state’s first-ever competitive process are challenging the managed care provider selections

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Leveraging AI to Improve Revenue Cycle Management and Assist During Staff Shortages

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Helen Lamons, SVP of Revenue Cycle Management at Advata. In recent years, AI has made various advancements in the administrative and clinical setting as healthcare systems leverage the technology to benefit workflow operations and reduce human errors.

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10 Zen Ways to Manage Cash Flows with Contract Intelligence

When you have instant access to your contract data, making strategic decisions in tough times (and good times) becomes much easier. Cash flow management especially can be a top priority for finance, procurement, and other business leaders.