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MyHealthEData, Patients Over Paperwork Key in CMS Final Rules

August 2, 2018 - CMS has issued final rules related to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System. Finalized changes will support patient-centered care by reinforcing the MyHealthEData and Patients Over Paperwork initiatives. These final rules, alongside other updates made earlier this week, will help empower patients to access...


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Verma: CMS Makes Strides in Patient-Centered Care, Medicare Reform

by Sara Heath

CMS is making progressing in its mission to fulfill patient needs and drive patient-centered care through various new Medicare policies, agency Administrator Seema Verma said in a speech at the Commonwealth Club of...

Cerner Unveils Patient-Centered Tool to Support Value-Based Care

by Sara Heath

A new healthcare technology from EHR vendor Cerner Corporation and health plan Lumeris aims to support patients and providers in value-based care models by driving patient-centered care and removing administrative burden, the two companies...

Top Challenges Impacting Patient Access to Healthcare

by Sara Heath

Patient access to healthcare sets the baseline for all patient encounters with the healthcare industry. When a patient cannot access her clinician, it is impossible to receive medical care, build relationships with her providers, and...

FDA Recommits to Patient-Centered Care, Patient Access to Care

by Sara Heath

The FDA is continuing its efforts for patient-centered care, releasing two separate statements focused on incorporating patient voice into medical product development and improving patient access to affordable drugs. The first statement...

NCQA Testing Patient-Centered Outcomes Measures in Value-Based Care

by Sara Heath

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is teaming up with four healthcare providers and payers across the country to test new patient-centered outcomes measures. The project, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and The...

AHA Launches Strategy for Patient-Centered Care for Aging Patients

by Sara Heath

A patient-centered strategy that accommodates specific patient needs and patient preferences will help health systems adjust to an increasing adult patient population over age 65, according to a new report from the American Hospital...

Partnering with Advocates for Patient Engagement in Research

by Sara Heath

Drug developers and medical groups can improve patient engagement in research by conducting research as an event programs, according to a paper published in Dove Medical Press. Research as an event allows medical researchers and drug...

CMS Calls for Patient-Centered Data Access in New Agency Initiative

by Sara Heath

CMS will be putting patients at the center of healthcare decisions as a part of the Data Driven Patient Care Strategy, an offshoot of the MyHealtheData initiative, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced this week at the 9th annual Health...

Patient Engagement Low in Patient-Centered Research Protocol

by Sara Heath

Medical research needs to better measure patient-centered outcomes and include more patient engagement efforts during study design, according to research to be presented at the National Kidney Foundation 2018 Spring Clinical Meetings. The...

Congressional Caucus Calls for Patient-Centered Care, Wellness

by Sara Heath

The Integrative Health & Wellness Caucus held its first official meeting addressing patient-centered care and whole-person wellness initiatives. The caucus, launched in October, 2017, aims to support patient needs in healthcare,...

NQF Publishes Playbook on Shared Decision-Making in Healthcare

by Sara Heath

The National Quality Forum (NQF) is calling for healthcare experts and policymakers to integrate shared decision-making as a standard of care. Shared decision-making helps support better patient engagement and integrates the patient as a...

Patient-Centered Opioid Program Improves Patient Access to Care

by Sara Heath

A patient-centric approach to opioid dosage tapering can reduce the need for behavioral health specialists, thus improving patient access to the often-costly process of weaning off opioid treatments, according to a research letter...

AMIA Outlines Data Use Guideline for Patient-Centered Care, PGHD

by Sara Heath

Community healthcare partnerships and the integration of the social determinants of health are on the horizon for patient-centered care, but require revamped data guidelines to become a reality, according to a new report from the American...

Patients Favor Clinical Benefits During Med, Treatment Decisions

by Sara Heath

Patients prefer medications with proven clinical benefits over brand loyalty when making treatment decisions, according to a recent Accenture survey. “Product Launch: The Patient Has Spoken,” surveyed 8,000 patients in the US,...

FDA Patient Engagement Collaborative to Guide Patient Centricity

by Sara Heath

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a call for nominations for their newly-minted Patient Engagement Collaborative (PEC), which will consist of an outside group of patients and caregivers offering their input into...

Patient Goals, Priorities Key for Chronic Disease Management

by Sara Heath

Taking a holistic, patient-centric approach to wellness is crucial to chronic disease management, according to recent research from the Christensen Institute. The paper argues that goal-setting outside of health outcomes will support a...

Patient, Provider Views Diverge on Consumer Centric Care Priority

by Sara Heath

Consumer centric care and patient engagement are top priorities for over 70 percent of payers and healthcare providers, and yet those efforts are not apparent to patients, according to a survey conducted by OCR International on behalf of...

Racial Disparities Limit Health Equity in Pain Management

by Sara Heath

Racial disparities may prohibit full health equity in surgical recovery care and pain management, according to research from Johns Hopkins Medicine. In a retrospective analysis of over 600 colorectal surgery patients, the research team,...

3 Best Practices for Shared Decision-Making in Healthcare

by Sara Heath

Delivering meaningful patient engagement requires that patients play a key and active role in their own healthcare. As a part of that effort, healthcare professionals are increasingly looking to integrate shared decision-making into...

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