Telehealth Legislation Introduced

Representative Greg Gianforte (R-MT) https://www.giante.house.gov and Representative Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) on February 5, 2020 https://www.eshoo.house.gov introduced legislation to expand telehealth services throughout the country.

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Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle

Credit Suisse https://credit-suisse.com sees strong revenue growth for Tivity Health’s https://www.tivityhealth.com healthcare segment as the company stands to achieve strong growth in the Medicare Advantage (MA) population. This is expected since the company’s healthcare segment is a leading provider of fitness and health improvement programs for MA, Medicare Supplement, along with commercial health plans. (more…)

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HCA’s Approach to data

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality https://www.ahrq.gov within HHS, has developed a series of case studies to help accelerate learning and innovation in healthcare delivery to achieve the effective use of data in the clinical setting for continuous learning and improvement. (more…)

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CMS Awards Millions to Test APM

Hackensack Meridian Health’s award from CMS for $15.8 million to https:///www.HackensackMeridainHealth.org,  to implement the New Jersey Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model to test the APM https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/integrated-care-for-kids-model for the Medicaid program https://qpp.cms.gov/apms.

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State Integrating Healthcare

Washington State’s Health Care Authority (HCA) https://www.hca.wa.gov on January 1, 2020, has finished a multi-year effort to integrate physical health, mental health, and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment services into one system for nearly 2 million Apple Health (Medicaid) clients.  (more…)

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Military Transforming Care

The Military Health system is implementing a new modern EHR system named MHS GENESIS that will harness advanced technology and transform how military healthcare is delivered to more than 9.5 million beneficiaries. (more…)

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Moving Ahead with New Plans

Intermountain Healthcare https://intermountainhealthcare.org unveiled plans to build the nation’s model health system for children by devoting $500 million or more for pediatric-specific projects, programs, and facilities to serve Intermountain West. The health system for children will feature advancements in pediatric health research, innovation, and state of the art technology. (more…)

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