Population health management has the power to transform healthcare, but that won't happen without robust data and use of analytics.
In this exclusive special report, FierceHealthIT takes a look at how data is impacting population health initiatives at these organizations, challenges the tsunami of data in healthcare brings with it and what the future of population health looks like. Report
How can IT fill in the gaps in the continuum of care and raise the level of health in the community? That's the main question Saint Peter's Healthcare System Chief Information Officer Frank DiSanzo is looking to answer through his work at the organization.
Improving community health is a major goal for the New Brunswick, New Jersey, health system, DiSanzo tells FierceHealthIT in an exclusive interview.
The industry is going to be moving to one based on "anytime, anywhere healthcare," he says. "There's a lot of pieces to that pie ... you're talking about integrating with home medical devices and pulling that data into electronic medical record systems. Interview
In announcing a joint effort with the American Medical Association to ease the transition to ICD-10 for providers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday essentially sounded the death knell for the possibility of a fourth delay.
CMS said that, for the first year after the transition, it will not deny or audit Medicare claims from providers based solely on the specificity of diagnosis codes, as long as the codes on such claims are from the correct family in the new code set. What's more, if Medicare contractors cannot process claims due to problems with ICD-10, CMS will authorize advance payments to physicians.
While AMA wasn't the only organization opposed to the transition, it certainly was the most vocal. Now, however, AMA and CMS are seemingly locking arms and singing Kumbaya. Read more...
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