Overview of ONC and CMS 2020 Final Rules on Interoperability Policies
In May 2020, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a final rule implementing provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act related to electronic health information blocking, interoperability and the Health IT Certification Program. Concurrently, CMS finalized its rule on interoperability and patient access. This webinar provides insights about the rules and identifies the complexities and interdependencies across major provisions.
Topics from the ONC final rule include: 2015 Edition Cures Update; the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability; application programming interfaces (APIs); information-blocking exceptions and penalties; and information-blocking conditions and maintenance of certification for health IT developers.
The webinar also covers several aspects of the CMS final rule: revisions to hospital conditions of participation (CoP); public reporting as a mechanism to dissuade information blocking; and public reporting of failure by payers to update their provider directories.
Original live webinar date: 12/8/2020
Beyond the election: Live! Election 2020 impact on healthcare finance
Join our Voices in Healthcare Finance podcast "Beyond the News" segment team hfm Senior Editor Rich Daly and HFMA policy expert Chad Mulvany for their breakdown of what the results of the 2020 election mean for your organization. Rich and Chad will explore:
- How presidential priorities will affect hospital finances
- Potential changes to Medicare, including possibly a large increase in beneficiaries
- Acceleration of price transparency and site neutral payments
- Potential major changes to insurance markets and payer mix
- Outlook for legislation to end surprise medical bills
Original Live Webinar Date: 11/11/20
2021 E/M transition and financial impact
The deadline is fast-approaching to implement upcoming outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) coding challenges. This webinar will review the changes and discuss the potential financial impacts of the new coding that takes effect January 1, 2021.
As leaders work to understand what these changes will mean for providers, coders and auditors, and their organization as a whole, we'll share insights on potential financial impacts and strategies to effectively prepare for this change.
Original Live Webinar Date: 11/5/20
60 days to price transparency implementation: Tips & strategies
There are approximately 60 days until hospitals comply with CMS's payer specific negotiated charge (rate) posting requirements. Listen as a panel of providers who are at the front lines of implementing this requirement share progress to date, lessons learned and best practices. Specific areas of focus will include:
- Overcoming implementation issues
- Using compliance to support consumer-centric strategies
- Navigating long-term pricing implications
Original Live Webinar Date: 10/27/20