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  • CMS Releases IPPS Proposed Rule - 25-APR-2016    CMS recently released a proposed rule to update fiscal year 2017 Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System.
  • Introducing Value-Based Purchasing into TRICARE Reform - (RAND Corporation USA)  - 21-APR-2016    This report analyzes the move towards introducing value-based purchasing into TRICARE, the health benefits program for beneficiaries of the U.S. Department of Defense.
  • A Roadmap to the Patient Financial Experience of the Future (2016) images/pdf.gif icon - (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)  - 19-APR-2016    A new paper forecasts the possible patient experience in which patient decision-making, scheduling, registration, administrative simplification, price transparency, and effective consumer payment methods are all simplified through tools designed to assist the patient in their participation in their own health care.
  • Dr. Jonna Mazet to Deliver 2016 NLM/MLA Leiter Lecture - (Medical Library Association (MLA), National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)  - 19-APR-2016    Wednesday, May 4, 2016. 1:00 PM (ET). "Emerging Infectious Diseases in the 21st Century: A Prevention Paradigm for Surveillance, Information Sharing, and Health Diplomacy." Also available via videocast.
  • 2016 Program Requirements - EHR Incentive Programs - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  - 18-APR-2016    Released in October of 2015, the Final Rule to participate in Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs cover the period from 2015 through 2017 (Modified Stage 2) as well as Stage 3 in 2018 and beyond. The requirements for 2016 are outlined by CMS.
  • Primary Care Reform Effort Showing Improved Care Delivery - (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)  - 14-APR-2016    An article in the New England Journal of Medicine and a new report outline success of the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative in improving health care delivery for Medicare patients.
  • Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Select - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  - 13-APR-2016    Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) is a CMS national advanced primary care medical home model that will begin in January 2017, instituting a five year program.
  • ONC Releases RFI on How to Measure Interoperability - (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)  - 08-APR-2016    A request for information has been release, which seeks the public's thoughts on how to measure interoperability. The public comment period closes on June 3, 2016.
  • State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis - 07-APR-2016    Two reports from the American Telemedicine Association: State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis: Physician Practice Standards & Licensure and State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis: Coverage and Reimbursement provide report cards, by state, on telemedicine reimbursement policies.
  • An Overview of Medicare - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  - 01-APR-2016    This issue brief presents an analysis of 2015 statistical data on the characteristics of those enrolled in Medicare.
  • 2016 Cost Accounting Survey - (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)  - 31-MAR-2016    The report examines the issues important to stakeholders as they prepare for a pay-for-value system.
  • Population Health Case Reports Perspective Series - (National Academy of Medicine (NAM))  - 29-MAR-2016    A new series of case reports has been released. Based on the work of the ASTHO-Supported Collaborative on Primary Care - Public Health Integration (now called the Integration Forum), it will look at collaborations between public health and health care.
  • Benefits of Medicaid Expansion for Behavioral Health - (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS (ASPE) USA)  - 29-MAR-2016    This brief analyzes how Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act advances the goal of improving treatment for people with behavioral health needs.