A new healthcare cost transparency law in New York State created to protect consumers requires insurers to publish clear information about health plan rules.
A nationwide interoperability roadmap released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in January outlines a set of critical actions healthcare players need to take between now and 2024 to get to a fax machine-free future.
In the shift away from fee-for-service to coordinated care models, healthcare organizations are reaping benefits by bundling payments for particular episodes of care. While still in the early stages, bundled payments promise to save costs and improve quality, and have already improved communication and collaboration among major players along the continuum of care
Rather than a big medical record in the sky a community is sharing information via a non-profit, public-private collaborative
EHRs must support clinical optimization and care management to move to the next level
The medical community is using checklists to voluntarily cut costs
Test your system to manage the three main risks in the complex process
You will never be able to measure wellness and you actually don't want to
Meanwhile, the data collected isn't exactly in the right format for secondary use
Quality rating processes will begin in 2016 for insurance exchanges, and iindustry groups recommend using current measures