Trump Administration Announces MyHealthEData Initiative to Put Patients at the Center of the US Healthcare System

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CMS launches “Blue Button 2.0” tool, calls on all health insurers to make data available to patients Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced a new Trump Administration initiative – MyHealthEData – to empower patients by giving them control of their healthcare data, and allowing it to follow them through their healthcare journey. Last year President Continue reading Trump Administration Announces MyHealthEData Initiative to Put Patients at the Center of the US Healthcare System

CMS waives provider screening requirements in TX, LA during Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts

CMS waives provider screening requirements in TX, LA during Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today approved suspending certain Medicare enrollment screening requirements for healthcare providers and suppliers that are assisting with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in areas impacted in Texas and Louisiana. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the agency has established a hotline Continue reading CMS waives provider screening requirements in TX, LA during Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts

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2018 Health Insurance Exchanges Issuer County Map

2018 Health Insurance Exchanges Issuer County Map The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today posted an update to the Health Insurance Exchanges Issuer County Map. This map is of projected issuer participation on the Health Insurance Exchanges in 2018 based on the known issuer public announcements through July 19, 2017. Participation is expected to fluctuate and does not represent actual Continue reading 2018 Health Insurance Exchanges Issuer County Map

Ensuring Patient Concerns Don’t Limit Health Data Exchange

A new op-ed by former National Coordinator David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, addresses the potential for digital health information exchange to dramatically change healthcare so long as providers address patient health data security and privacy concerns. “Every technological advance brings both benefits and risks, many of which are unanticipated,” Blumenthal writes, “This is especially true of digitizing health information—a process that Continue reading Ensuring Patient Concerns Don’t Limit Health Data Exchange