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CMS' hands off approach to MU and HIE in Medicaid managed care rule may backfire

Many people have been focused on what the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new sweeping Medicaid and CHIP managed care rule does. The long-awaited rule, unveiled earlier this week, overhauls and modernizes how Medicare managed care works, bringing much of it into the 21 st  century.

CMS takes hands off approach to HIE, MU in new Medicaid managed care rule

The new final Medicaid and CHIP managed care rule does not change Meaningful Use, data exchange and health IT requirements, despite commenters' requests to do so.

Data gaps in EHRs must be addressed, not discounted

I'm often cynical about studies that seem flawed, misleading, or not useful. But sometimes a study that seems off the mark or outdated can actually be significant. Last week, a study published...

Are we witnessing the death of public HIEs?

There's been a lot of press about Black Book Rankings' latest study of health information exchanges (HIEs) and how so many providers still are not participating in them. But perhaps a more important and far-reaching finding from this report is that providers and prayers are shifting away from community, public HIEs and moving toward private ones, which Black Book dubs the "replacement revolution."

Providers, payers in HIE 'replacement revolution' to improve interoperability

More providers and payers are shifting to private health information exchanges as they begin to participate in value-based payment models, creating an HIE "replacement revolution," according to a new survey from Black Book Rankings.  

ONC seeks guidance on measuring interoperability under MACRA

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has released a request for information to obtain input from the public regarding how to support and measure interoperability, as required by the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act.

Doc: HIEs on a 'promising path toward success'

The industry should not give up on health information exchanges, which are still evolving and "making progress," according to a new viewpoint article in  JAMA Internal Medicine.

NSTIC to fund up to $1M for new data sharing pilot

he National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) has announced a grant opportunity of $750,000 to $1 million for a healthcare organization that can simplify online access across multiple platforms using one trusted credential.

'Community' HIEs may need help to compete with 'enterprise' models

"Community" and "enterprise" health information exchanges have different priorities and goals, and while they could be complementary, currently they compete with each other, according to a new report in  Milbank Quarterly.

Deven McGraw: Not all app uses subject to HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act does not cover all health information, and sometimes--but not always--applies to health apps exchanging data with electronic health records, Devin McGraw clarified last week.