This report summarizes the work to date and identifies future opportunities for Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) to advance health Continue reading
Advancing Patient-Centeredness and Equity through Technology
The other major health care policy legislation enacted within the past two years is the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which was part of the economic stimulus legislation, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The HITECH Act provides up to $30 billion to hospitals, physicians, community health centers and other “eligible providers”. The federal funds will be available through incentive payments paid through Medicare and Medicaid. Hospitals and physicians must demonstrate “meaningful use of certified electronic health records” to qualify for the incentive payments. The Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is overseeing most of the implementation of the HITECH Act, in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is overseeing the Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments.
I have compiled some key resources on the implementation of the HITECH Act, with a focus on how it might impact safety net health care providers, and patients and health care consumers, especially from underserved communities.
Here is the proposed rule for the second payment year (2020) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) established by the Continue reading
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell has prepared this Cabinet Exit Memo, describing some of the accomplishments of the Continue reading
The Health Care Payment Learning Action Network (HCPLAN) has released a white paper on data sharing within alternative payment models (APMs). HCPLAN Continue reading
The American Medical Association (AMA) has published an “Action Kit” summarizing the proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Continue reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made available two additional resources about its proposed rule implementing the Medicare Continue reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published this useful summary of its proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and Continue reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its much-anticipated proposed rule to implement the Medicare Access and Childrens’ Continue reading