Vital Lines January 2024

January 31, 2024
Shelly Lucas Creative Director

Final prior auth rule shortens wait time

The prior authorization protocols, which largely take effect in 2026, may cut the review process in half for some insurers.

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HHS rolls out cybersecurity goals

The new guidance includes a roadmap of voluntary cybersecurity practices to help healthcare organizations prevent, respond, and mitigate residual risk.

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JPM24: Most talked-about trends

Provider topics that created the most buzz at J.P. Morgan’s event were outpatient expansion, payvider structure, and academic partnerships.

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WHO releases guidance for AI governance

The guidelines include 40+ recommendations for governments, tech companies, and providers to ensure the appropriate use of large multi-modal models.

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GenAI: Care coordination’s next disruptor

Pitchbook analysts predict GenAI-enabled efficiencies in care and benefits navigation will stir up the care coordination market this year.

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Home care stymied by data gap

Experts say hospital-at-home programs won’t really take off until healthcare organizations can incorporate patient lifestyle data.

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Key regulations for payers in 2024

This year, payers must comply with Medicare Advantage marketing requirements, price transparency regulation, and prior authorization policies.

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Price transparency makes progress

The number of payers and providers releasing price data has steadily improved— and so has the breadth and usability of the data.

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ONC adds new data elements for HIEs

To reduce health disparities, ONC has added 13 new data elements to the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Draft Version 5.

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Patient experience scores continue to drop

For the second year in a row, patient experience scores have declined. Experts say providers can reverse this trend by modernizing their programs.

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Our take on the final prior authorization rule

What do you need to know and what can you expect going forward? We cover it all in our blog.

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Practical AI never sounded so good

This highlight reel is packed with byte-sized brilliance. Watch as Diagnosing Healthtech guests from the Mayo Clinic, UPMC, and more talk about AI.

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