HITC Recap: Day 3

The Healthcare IT Connect Summit rang in day 3 discussing agency data sharing and collaboration, the West Virginia Asset Verification System (AVS) journey, followed by an update from the National Coordinator for Health IT. Attendees are addressing state challenges, promoting interoperability, while keeping the overarching theme of Medicaid modernization in mind. 

In case you were not able to attend, here is our recap of key topics discussed: 

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HITC Recap: Day 1 & 2

The Healthcare IT Connect Summit kicked off with pre-conference workshops enticing attendees to dig deep into the world of healthcare, Medicaid, and the implementation of innovative technology. Set in the bustling city of Baltimore, Maryland, the event welcomed emerging and established federal agencies and healthcare reform professionals. This 3-day conference intends to discuss Medicaid modernizations, MMIS re-procurement, payment reform, and the shift towards modularity.

In case you were not able to attend, here is our recap of key topics discussed:

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Here’s Why You Can’t Miss Healthcare IT Connect Summit (HITC) 2019

With less than 24 hours until this year’s Healthcare IT Connect Summit, states are preparing to present their innovative ideas on data governance and interoperability. Attendees can expect to learn about Medicaid modernizations, MMIS re-procurement, payment reform, and the shift towards modularity. This year’s summit marks the 10th anniversary of the program and has evolved to include the public and private sector.  

Here’s why you can’t miss HITC 2019: 

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New Report Finds SBMs Fare Better than FFMs in Enrollment and Premiums

Overview  

A report produced by Covered California, the Massachusetts Health Connector and the Washington Health Benefit Exchange was released on March 6. It examined the impact that federal and state actions have had on state-based marketplaces (SBMs) versus federally facilitated marketplaces (FFMs). The data includes enrollment information from plan year 2019, which was the first year in which was the individual coverage mandate penalty was terminated by federal action and the third year in which the federal government dramatically reduced marketing and outreach on behalf of FFMs. 

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What you need to know about the new CMS Documents on State Reinsurance Funding

Overview 

In light of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) newly released informational and guidance documents on state reinsurance funding, we have put together a brief to help everyone stay informed. First, we provide background information to understand the foundations of reinsurance. Then we cover the current landscape of the seven states that have a reinsurance program to understand the CMS’ context for publishing the documents. We end by summarizing what the new CMS documents tell us. 

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Catapulting Health Care into the 21st Century: Implications of HHS’s Two Proposed Rules on Interoperability

Background 

On February 11, 2019 the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), via its Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule, proposed policy changes in support of its MyHealthEData initiative, which is the government-wide initiative started by the Trump Administration in March 2018 to empower patients by breaking down barriers that prevent patients from having electronic access and control over their own health records. This proposed rule specifically outlines opportunities to make patient data more useful and transferable through open, secure, standardized and machine-readable formats while reducing restrictive burdens on healthcare providers. 

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The Future of Fitness Wearables and Beyond: Improved Patient Care

Digital technology and data from fitness wearables are igniting the revolution in patient care. With health-oriented devices like Fitbits, Apple Watches, and other innovative healthcare technology, insurers are capitalizing on day-to-day consumer data to improve overall care and lower costs. The growing popularity of smartwatches and trailblazing wearable technology will not only make consumers more health conscious but will lead to overall healthier lives and more developed health insurance offerings.  

Here’s how the future of fitness technology will enhance patient care: 

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Go Beyond the Cloud with Maria Alexander

Meet Maria Alexander, our UI/UX Designer at Softheon. 

Maria is a first generation American. With Panama roots, her mother made sure she took advantage of every opportunity offered in America, including school. Maria received her bachelor’s from Baruch College in 2018 and quickly became the first person in her family to graduate with a degree. 

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The Complete Guide to Acing your Tech Interview

Are you looking to break into the technology world? If you are, you know that the technical interview is one of the most difficult parts. Coming straight out of school, you might not know what to expect or you didn’t even know there was a technical interview component. My name is Taylor Knepper and I am the Talent Acquisition Specialist here at Softheon. I am going to guide you through the steps on how to ace your tech Interview!

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Why Every Company Needs a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) Process

Why does your company need to implement a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) process? Have you ever wanted to get the right people in the room, collaborate and discuss feasible next steps and ensure they follow through? Well then, initiating a CAP process for your team is something you can and should do. As defined by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a CAP is “a step-by-step plan of action that is developed to achieve targeted outcomes for resolution of identified errors.” This is “in an effort to develop and implement a plan of action to improve processes or methods ensuring all outcomes are more effective and efficient.” In addition, the CAP will “achieve measurable improvement in the highest priority areas” and “eliminate repeated deficient practices.” A CAP document will provide ownership and accountability for a process within specific teams. Required next steps and specific timelines will resolve any issues at hand and will prevent it from occurring in the future. This document is then delivered and agreed upon by the client. 

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