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How ONC’s Proposed HTI-1 rule aims to move the needle on interoperability
On today’s episode of Gist Healthcare Daily, we hear the first part of JC’s conversation with Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., M.P.P., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He joined the podcast to talk more about ONC’s recently released proposed rule, “Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algorithm Transparency, and Information Sharing”--better known as HTI-1.
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Friday, September 22, 202308:08The Biden Administration announces it will again send free COVID tests to US households. CMS says parts of the No Surprises Act dispute resolution process can resume. And, the FTC sues US Anesthesia Partners and private equity firm Welsh Carson, alleging they formed a monopoly to drive up prices for services in Texas. That’s coming up on today’s episode of Gist Healthcare Daily.
Thursday, September 21, 202307:52A hospital price transparency bill is pulled from the House floor. A recent ‘secret shopper’ study finds discrepancies between hospital prices quoted online versus over the phone. And, Bright Health reaches a risk-adjustment shortfall agreement with the federal government. That’s coming up on today’s episode of Gist Healthcare Daily.
Wednesday, September 20, 202308:04New analysis finds that more than 80% of nursing homes currently fall short of staffing levels being proposed by CMS. An FDA panel finds that the active ingredient in many over-the-counter decongestants is ineffective. And, Oracle announces it will add generative AI to its EHRs to help physicians reduce their workload. That’s coming up on today’s episode of Gist Healthcare Daily.
Tuesday, September 19, 202308:16Sixty-seven thousand Kaiser Permanente workers vote to authorize a strike. Dana-Farber and Beth Israel Deaconess partner on a new cancer center. And, Oregon approves a plan to create a new basic health plan for residents who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. That’s coming up on today’s episode of Gist Healthcare Daily.
Continuing the conversation: Contessa CMO Rob Moskowitz on the future of hospital-at-home11:45The hospital-at-home care model is expected to expand significantly by the end of the decade, but questions remain about who will pay for it and how. On today’s episode of Gist Healthcare Daily, we hear the second part of our conversation with Rob Moskowitz, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Contessa Health, where we discuss the outlook for reimbursement as well as thoughts on the clinical staff needed to deliver the model at scale. You can listen to the first part of our conversation here.
Friday, September 15, 202309:32A looming government shutdown could impact crucial healthcare programs. A new study conducted by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is the latest to find that outpatient care at hospitals is more expensive compared to surgery centers or physician’s offices. And, most ambulance rides are out of network, according to a new report. That’s coming up on today’s episode of Gist Healthcare Daily.
Thursday, September 14, 202307:39California healthcare workers could see a pay raise under a new deal. The newest COVID vaccines will be available this week, but for the first time without the federal government guaranteeing they’ll be free. And, prescription opioid shipments dropped as fatal overdoses increased. That’s coming up on today’s episode of Gist Healthcare Daily.
Wednesday, September 13, 202309:09The FDA approves updated COVID vaccines amid a summer surge. Walgreens partners with provider enablement company Pearl Health to grow its value-based primary care business. And, Geisinger and Best Buy expand their at-home chronic disease management partnership. That’s coming up on today’s episode of Gist Healthcare Daily.
Tuesday, September 12, 202308:30Walmart is reportedly considering buying a majority stake in ChenMed. Two major hospital systems are switching their EHRs from Cerner to Epic. And, two Wisconsin health systems take another step towards a merger. That’s coming up on today’s episode of Gist Healthcare Daily.