Positive payments for hospitals, and a new alliance around interoperability standards

October 30, 2015

By: Stacy State, Director of Marketing

In the news this week, Healthcare Finance News reported on CMS’ announcement regarding how more than 1,800 hospitals will see positive payment adjustments from the federal government for the 2016 fiscal year. This rise in payments from the federal government comes as a result of quality improvements made under the value-based purchasing program.

Modern Healthcare highlighted that consumers browsing through the federal government’s website, HealthCare.gov, ahead of next week’s ACA open enrollment period, will notice the website’s new window-shopping features. The website improvements allow prospective insurance shoppers to have a more user-friendly experience as they browse through the various health plan options and prices, as well as obtain detailed information of each of the plans’ benefits and terms.

As cited in this Healthcare IT News article, HIMSS recently collaborated with IHE and AHIMA on the development of a whitepaper report that maps data governance strategies for health IT professionals as they develop new interoperability standards.

Lastly, we want to congratulate our senior business analyst, Crystal Ewing, for having been awarded with WEDI’s Volunteer Service certificate. Crystal was honored at the annual WEDI-Con awards ceremony in recognition of her active support and contributions to the organization.

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