Vital Lines July 2023

July 31, 2023
Shelly Lucas Creative Director

CMS proposes 3.4% cut in physician fees

The proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2024 has landed, igniting backlash from many industry groups.

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Health plan costs expected to increase by 7%

PwC researchers predict 2024 health plan costs will climb higher than in the previous two years.

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Information blockers face stiff penalties

Certified health IT developers, HIEs, and HINs are subject to violation penalties starting on September 1, 2023.

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Providers get creative with hospital at home

Health systems are designing their own acute care at home programs, and not everyone is going with the CMS model.

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The fed warns vendors about tracking tech

Telehealth companies and hospitals embedding online tracking technology on their websites or apps may be risking the exposure of personal health data.

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A new fix for telemedicine SDK security flaws

With help from two cybersecurity firms, QuickBlox has designed a new, secure architecture and API to remediate critical vulnerabilities.

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RPM data strategies combat burnout

RPM data can easily overwhelm clinicians, but strategies like those deployed by Providence actually alleviate data fatigue.

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Provider expectations climb for RPM

As providers weigh their RPM options, they’re favoring vendors who offer more than just basic software or devices.

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Population health: RPM’s next frontier

Some health systems are using population-health-based parameters to identify the patients to enroll in their RPM programs.

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Real-time data powers care partner selection

Interventional analytics provide valuable guidance to payers as they build their post-acute care networks.

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Proxy accounts used more in dementia cases

Although uncommon overall, proxy accounts are used 3x more by care partners for dementia patients.

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CIOs plan to increase health tech investments

The top areas for clinical spending in 2023-2024 are highlighted in this Healthcare IT News article, which feature data from a new IDC InfoBrief sponsored by Redox.
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