HHS Approves New Healthy Indiana Medicaid Demonstration

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Indiana is second state to receive waiver for community engagement requirements

INDIANAPOLIS—On Friday, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar joined Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb to announce the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approval of Indiana’s Section 1115 waiver, known as the Healthy Indiana Plan or HIP.

Scribes and Accuracy of Chart Notes

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Medical Records are both Medical and Legal records. The accuracy of our medical records is vital to our ability to provide quality care, it is even more vital when we share our medical records with other providers and they use that information as part of their medical decision making process. If errors and inaccuracies find their way into our medical records this can also have an impact when our charts are audited for payment purposes or when our records are used for medical legal issues.

The Majority of Next Generation ACO's were able to achieve shared savings in 2016.

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Each of the ACO organizations that participates in the Next Generation Program has significant experience with accountable care initiatives such as the Medicare Shared savings Program and the Pioneer ACO Program. 28 New organizations have joined the Next Generation ACO model for 2018. These numbers bode very well for the future of the Next Generation ACO Program. Historically ACO's have been organizations that are primary care-centric, but CMS does have a Dialysis Model for ACO's and that particular model has also demonstrated significant savings.

Security Ledger Exclusive: WHISTL Labs will be Cyber Range for Medical Devices

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The Security Ledger has an exclusive story well worth checking out: A global federation of labs will test the security of medical devices, according to an announcement on Monday by a consortium of healthcare industry firms, universities and technology firms.

Read more at https://securityledger.com/2017/07/exclusive-whistl-labs-will-be-cyber-r...

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