By Kevin Chaney, Allison Dennis & Teresa Zayas Cabán – With the publication of the ONC Cures Act Final Rule, health IT developers, healthcare providers, and app developers now have formal direction regarding the content and transaction standards required for consumers to access their health information using standards-based APIs and healthcare apps.Read More
By Gopal Khanna MBA & Jeffrey Brady MD MPH – As we seek to develop a national healthcare system that delivers true 21st century care, we are confronted by a COVID-19 pandemic that has identified numerous challenges. Among the most important: the need to provide correct diagnoses.
In case you missed it, this is recent communication from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Subscribe to their email lists to keep up to date on all press and news releases.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to remind clinicians of important upcoming Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) dates and deadlines:
By Sanjay Seth MD – With CMS’s release of the 2020/2021 Shared Savings Quality Measure Benchmarks, here are some insights around how ACOs could be impacted on the cost benchmarking from a historical respective, the regional adjustment and the few benchmarking methods utilized by the commercial payers.
By Elise Sweeney Anthony, Seth Pazinski & Peter Karras – On October 30th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the final 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. The Plan demonstrates the federal government’s ongoing, coordinated focus on improving the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information.
Supporting the adoption of health IT and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care, here is what is happening at the ONC, including the release of the 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, an informational webinar on 11/9 about the plan, the Cures Rules compliance dates and timeframes extended & more.
By Teresa Zayas Cabán – Successful health research hinges on the quality of the data used to advance discovery and needed health IT functionality. Electronic health data are increasingly available and can be a significant boon for the medical research community.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation announced that 53 Direct Contracting Entities (DCEs) are participating in the Direct Contracting Model’s Implementation Period currently underway.