Arizona taps Mosaica for HIE updates; Patient home transfers call for encounter, documentation;

> The state of Arizona has partnered with Mosaica Partners to update its health information exchange strategy, according to a recent announcement. Mosaica worked with Arizona previously to develop a state grant program to support the planning of regional health information organizations; what's more, Mosaica wrote the state's RHIO Formation Guide. Announcement

> Offering guidance for physicians, non-physician practitioners, physician support personnel and home health agencies, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services clarified last week that it requires face-to-face encounters and documentation when providers transfer hospital and other patients to the home health setting. FierceHealthcare

> Health insurer Aetna and Phoenix-based hospital network Banner Health are digging deep into the technology toolbox to boost their evolving accountable care organization partnership. Seeking ways to reduce costs but improve outcomes, the two groups are building a hefty "technology stack" into the ACO system, and improve physician-patient coordination of care, company officials say. FierceMobileHealthcare

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