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NCQA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed HEDIS CAHPS Survey Changes

February 14, 2018 - The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is seeking public comments on its proposed changes to the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Sets (HEDIS) scores, including amendments to the HEDIS Health Plan CAHPS surveys. NCQA proposed the CAHPS survey changes because the current CAHPS survey was not compatible with current healthcare trends and technology, the organization...


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Epic Systems MyChart Patient Portal Tops 2018 Best in KLAS List

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Epic Systems MyChart reigns as the top-rated patient portal vendor among healthcare professionals in the newly-released 2018 Best in KLAS rankings. The EHR and patient portal giant has kept its top spot since 2015, consistently averaging...

CAHPS for MIPS Survey Vendor Applications Deadline Approaching

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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...

Industry Deals Drive Patient Care Access, Provider Training

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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