On November 1, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) jointly released the “21st Century Cures Act: Establishment of Disincentives for Health Care Providers That Have Committed Information Blocking” proposed rule (hereinafter “Disincentives Proposed Rule”). This FAQ summarizes the key components of the proposed rule.
On October 30, 2023, President Biden issued an executive order (EO) to direct the federal agencies about how they can support the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) while limiting anticipated problems. This summary and FAQ covers the aspects of the EO relevant to health care.
On October 30, the HCP LAN hosted its 2023 Summit, which brought together stakeholders from across the health care industry. The goals of the event were to promote action towards value-based care advancement, highlight strategies for multi-stakeholder alignment, and showcase the LAN’s goals.
On October 17, 2023, the HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a webinar to discuss recent policies, programs, and initiatives.
The following is a brief summary of and FAQs about the primary national privacy legislative proposal being considered by Congress: the American Data Privacy and Protection Act.
On October 5, 2023, during the morning session of MedPAC’s October meeting, MedPAC commissioners discussed the main contents of the chapter and potential edits before the report is finalized. Topics discussed included the impact of inflation, volume and service intensity growth, payment rate variation, overvaluation of services, and participation incentives for advanced alternative payment models (A-APMs).
On October 5, 2023, MedPAC held a virtual meeting on options for alternative methods to set payment rates for select conditions treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities – such as site-neutral payments.
On September 26, 2023, the Connected Health Initiative hosted a conference to discuss artificial intelligence and its impact on healthcare from patient, provider, federal government, and stakeholder perspectives.
On September 27, 2023, Health Affairs, in partnership with the Physicians Foundation, hosted an online forum highlighting recent research regarding the impact of changes in physician practice integration, consolidation, and ownership on the healthcare system. The three papers review trends in consolidation, the increase in higher-intensity services because of consolidation, and how consolidation impacts provider retention.