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1332 waiver flexibility: What do states need to know?

October 24, 2018 | Author: HealthTech Solutions

This week, the Trump Administration created additional flexibility for states considering how to use section 1332 waivers to support more affordable insurance options in the individual market. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a letter to states addressing the new flexibilities that would be offered and noting that the previous policy guidance, […]

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Policy Primer Part 2: What will TEFCA do?

October 20, 2018 | Author: HealthTech Solutions

Recently, we wrote a high-level overview of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) and the interoperability challenges it will address. In this post, we will explain more about the challenges in the current health data exchange landscape and the goals of TEFCA. This post is the second part of the TEFCA primer. For […]

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Urban Institute and HealthTech Solutions team selected for ONC contract

October 18, 2018 | Author: HealthTech Solutions

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will establish comparison criteria for choosing an Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendor. ONC selected the Urban Institute to lead this program in partnership with HealthTech Solutions.     The EHR Reporting Program is mandated by Section 4002(c) […]

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Congress passed the SUPPORT Act. What is important for states to know?

October 10, 2018 | Author: HealthTech Solutions

Last week, Congress reached bipartisan, bicameral consensus on an opioids legislation and spending package. The President is expected to sign it this week. The law will be known as the “Substance Use–Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act’’ or, more commonly as the ‘‘SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act.” […]

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Policy Primer: The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA)

September 29, 2018 | Author: HealthTech Solutions

Interoperability, or the exchange of electronic healthcare data, has had a number of roadblocks. Interoperability efforts were underway in earnest following the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (known as “the Recovery Act”), which included the landmark Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. This legislation ushered in an era of […]

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MACPAC Watch: September 2018 meeting covered multi-state collaborations

September 17, 2018 | Author: HealthTech Solutions

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) held their most recent meeting in Washington, D.C. on September 13-14, 2018. From our perspective, one of the more interesting topics covered was multi-state collaboration, a founding principle of HealthTech Solutions.   We have software products that enable states to easily comply with the Centers for […]

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Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference Recap

August 23, 2018 | Author: HealthTech Solutions

Last week, we sent a team of senior consultants and leaders to the Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) in Portland, Oregon. The HealthTech Solutions team maintained our booth, met with clients, demonstrated our new and mature software products, and presented and attended many conference sessions.    MESC is an annual opportunity to bring together state […]

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Come see us at MESC in Portland!

August 9, 2018 | Author: HealthTech Solutions

Our team is headed to the annual Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) in Portland next week. Drop by Booth 58 to meet key leaders and principals on site for software demos and casual discussions.   HealthTech Solutions consultants are appearing on three panels, alongside federal and state government staff. Come see our team in the […]

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Delivering More Value with Enterprise Program Management Offices

July 26, 2018 | Author: HealthTech Solutions

Read the full printable version here Sections Executive Summary Background What is EPMO? Benefits of EPMO EPMO Models EPMO is an Agile Practice EPMO in Government Case study 1: Connecticut’s staff augmentation approach Case study 2: Rhode Island’s professional services approach Funding an EPMO Conclusions   Executive Summary   An organization’s successful and efficient management […]

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Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Costs

June 28, 2018 | Author: HealthTech Solutions

This week, on June 27, 2018, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hosted a hearing on the high costs of healthcare. Four panelists gave brief testimony, which included their analyses of the issue, as well as potential solutions. Then the floor was open for senators’ statements and questions to the panel.   […]

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