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CAHPS for MIPS Survey Vendor Applications Deadline Approaching

April 25, 2017 - The application deadline for CMS CAHPS for MIPS survey vendors is fast approaching. Interested vendors may apply to be a CAHPS for MIPS survey administrator by April 30, 2017. The CAHPS for MIPS survey may only be administered by those vendors CMS approves, according to the agency. Interested vendors must first review the baseline requirements from CMS, and then submit an application to the...


Industry Deals Drive Patient Care Access, Provider Training


Healthcare professional societies and other stakeholders are partnering to increase clinical education and input to drive more patient healthcare access. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) recently announced its partnership...

CMS Accepting CAHPS for MIPS Survey Vendor Applications


CMS is now accepting vendor applications for the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (CAHPS) surveys for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The agency will collect these applications until April 30. “The...

Lyft Partnership to Expand Transportation for Healthcare Access


LogistiCare, a service for coordinating transportation to non-emergency medical appointments, has partnered with Lyft to help patients access healthcare in an easier and more timely manner. Through this partnership, LogistiCare will leverage...

8.8 Million Patients Opt In to NY Health Information Exchange


The Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) now has 8.8 million patients opting into its health information exchange. According to a public statement, approximately 62,000 provider users and millions of patients are now taking...

CMS Hosts Program for Patient Safety, Quality Improvement


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are looking for applicants to be a part of a program supporting patient safety in hospitals and care quality improvement. In a blog post, CMS’s acting deputy administrator Patrick Conway,...

HHS Contest to Support Patient-Centered Medical Billing


The medical billing process must become more intuitive in order to boost patient-centered care, says the Department of Health and Human Services. For those reasons, the agency has announced a competition calling on various thinkers in the healthcare...

NATE Praises MACRA Protocol for Patient Access to Health Data


The National Association for Trusted Exchange is pleased with CMS’s patient-centered provisions included in the MACRA legislation, specifically those which advocate for patient access to health data. In a public statement, NATE noted the...

RelayHealth Signs $140M Military Health Patient Portal Deal


McKesson Technologies, Inc., and the Military Health System have signed a $140 million contract to implement  the company’s patient portal, RelayHealth, according to a public statement by the Department of Defense. The patient portal,...

CMS Introduces Home Health Patient Satisfaction Star Ratings


Home healthcare facilities are now being rated on patient satisfaction and patient engagement scales. Late last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted its star rating system for home healthcare on its survey. These...


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