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  • Emergency Medical Transportation APM to Drive Patient Care Access

    February 15, 2019 - The Department of Health & Human Services, alongside the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) have launched the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) program. The advanced payment model (APM) will help drive patient care access to the right provider, at the right time, for a better cost. “This model will create a new set of incentives for emergency...

  • CMS Proposal Targets Information Blocking, Patient Data Access

    February 12, 2019 - Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule, which seeks to enable easier patient data access and health information exchange. This announcement comes ahead of the festivities at the HIMSS19 conference held this week in Orlando, Fl. Specifically, the rule proposes updates to the MyHealtheData initiative,...

  • Despite Coverage Gains, Underinsurance Hampers Patient Care Access

    February 11, 2019 - Although more patients have access to health insurance, fewer have access to quality, comprehensive health plans just eight years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), posing a threat to patient care access, according to the Commonwealth Fund’s Biennial Health Insurance Survey. The survey – which aims to establish the insured rate, the number of patients...

  • 91% of Docs Say Prior Authorization Delays Patient Care Access

    February 6, 2019 - Prior authorizations are leaving patients waiting up to three days or longer to receive certain treatments, causing critical patient care access delays and potential adverse patient safety events, according to a new survey from the American Medical Association. Prior authorization requirements mandate physicians or hospitals submit a formal request to access a certain medication....


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Emergency Medical Transportation APM to Drive Patient Care Access

The Department of Health & Human Services, alongside the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) have launched the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) program. The advanced payment model (APM) will help drive...

Out-of-Pocket Patient Spend Soars as Utilization is Unchanged

Healthcare costs and out-of-pocket patient spending is increasing, despite consistent healthcare utilization, according to the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) 2017 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report. The report, which looked at...

Younger Patient Preferences Reveal Shift to Retail, Virtual Care

Generational differences in patient preferences and satisfaction are marking a transition toward more non-traditional care models, such as retail clinics, virtual care, and other digital engagement tools, according to a recent Accenture...

VA Adopts Apple Health Records App for Patient Data Access

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has joined forces with Apple to offer patient data access through the Apple Health Records app. Apple Health Records leverages application programming interfaces (APIs) to allow participating...

NCQA Proposes HEDIS Measure, CAHPS Survey Changes

NCQA is seeking public comment on planned changes to the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures, including the HEDIS CAHPS survey. Specifically, NCQA seeks comment on changes in the following areas: Retiring...

76% of Patients Benefit from Drug Price Transparency Technology

Providing point-of-care drug price transparency may be getting closer to a reality, as more providers adopt the technology necessary to view such information, according to a Surescripts report released this week at HIMSS. Price...

CMS Proposal Targets Information Blocking, Patient Data Access

Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule, which seeks to enable easier patient data access and health information exchange. This announcement comes ahead...

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