This Weekly’s Hot Topics
- California physicians have ability to succeed in value-based care California News
- Interoperability and data blocking rules establishing clear goals for improving patient access to data, mitigating health care provider burnout and reducing costs. Medicare News /CMS News
- The AMA HOD voted to approve two, oncology-friendly, resolutions National News
Deadline to apply is August 3, 2021! CMA is collaborating with Aledade Inc. to help independent physicians succeed in value-based care, ensuring practices and health centers are able to thrive while delivering the best possible patient care. As the top-rated, physician-led ACO in the country, Aledade’s proven process helps practices and community health centers quickly improve financial performance and get more from the data and technologies they have. To read more click here and go to California News.
HHS and the CMS began enforcing interoperability and data blocking rules last Thursday and are working with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to establish clear goals for improving patient access to data, mitigating health care provider burnout and reducing costs. While the final rule has been in effect since January 1, 2021, CMS put off enforcement of the new requirements until July 1, 2021 due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. To read more click here and go to Medicare News/CMS News
A Special Meeting of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) convened last month. The AMA HOD is the principal policy-making body of AMA and meets twice a year to discuss pressing issues and establish association policies. While the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency required a cancellation of the in-person Annual Meeting, AMA’s Board of Directors called for a virtual, Special Meeting focused on priority items. To read more click here and go to National News.
The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality’s Patient Safety Network (PSNet) highlights journal articles, books and tools related to patient safety. To read more click here and go to Affiliate Association News/AHRQ News.
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