Category: American Medical Association

  • The No Surprises Act: How Payers Can Stay Compliant

    Michael Gardner, Chief Strategy Officer at Virsys12 As the healthcare system continues to evolve to adopt a more patient-centric approach, surprise billing has become a topic discussed by consumers and policymakers. Surprise billing can occur when a patient unknowingly receives care from providers that are outside their network. This can result in balance billing, the […]

  • Buried Under Dirt or Under Debt: Can Patients Survive the Struggle of Getting Care?

    Srulik Dvorsky, TailorMed CEO and Founder New patients at a cancer center in Michigan receive a 79-page handbook when their treatments commence. The handbook includes needed advice on what to eat and the side effects of chemotherapy drugs. One double-sided page features information about how to navigate the financial aspects of cancer treatment, including who […]

  • How To Revolutionize Your Nonprofit Health Center’s Tech Stack To Support Your Community

    Neil Taurins, General Manager of Nonprofit Solutions with MIP Fund Accounting Whether a Federally Qualified Health Center or a nonprofit health clinic that’s self-sustaining, you work tirelessly to provide primary care services in your communities. As the tech leaders in your healthcare organization, you’re positioned to evaluate your center’s technologies and ensure they are contributing […]

  • At-Home Testing is the Future, but Lab APIs are Stuck in the Past

    David Stein, CEO of Ash Wellness The rise of telemedicine and virtual care options have primed at-home testing to make a significant impact on the future of healthcare. 70% of today’s medical decisions depend on laboratory test results, but lagging lab APIs hinder the widespread launch of remote diagnostics.  Since the start of the COVID-19 […]

  • At-Home Digital Health Innovations Transforming Diabetes Care

    Mark Clements, MD, PhD, CPI, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Glooko, Inc. If you’re looking for a silver lining in the COVID-19 dark cloud still enshrouding the world, consider this: The pandemic has turbocharged widespread acceptance of at-home digital health solutions. Forced to function in a world of social distancing, healthcare providers and physicians have quickly […]

  • Rural Health Startup Homeward Emerges with $20M to Support Rural Communities

    What You Should Know – Homeward, a new company focused on improving access to high-quality, affordable primary and specialty care in rural communities launches with an initial $20M investment. – The organization is rearchitecting care for rural Americans who have a 23% higher mortality rate than those in urban communities. Homeward – a San Francisco, CA-based mobile, in-person, […]

  • AMA Forms External Advisory Group to Advance Equity in Healthcare Innovation

    What You Should Know: – The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the creation of an external advisory group, the Equity and Innovation Advisory Group dedicated to advance equity in healthcare innovation. – The advisory group plans to recommend strategies that will help drive equitable resources to health solutions created by marginalized innovators and include […]

  • Health2047 Spins Out Emergence Healthcare Group to Empower Independent Physician Practices

    What You Should Know: – Health2047, the innovation arm of the American Medical Association, today announced the spinout of a new company, Emergence Healthcare Group, that offers the first turnkey practice solution designed to enable greater physician autonomy by relieving them of administrative burdens and financial pressures intrinsic to today’s private practice. – Emergence Healthcare Group provides […]

  • Why A Smart Command Center Requires A Health Cloud Platform

    Dr. David Nace, Chief Medical Officer at Innovaccer Aviation, military, NASA, or even utilities like the New York Power Authority—almost all high-consequence, complex organizations have one thing in common: a command center. The concept of a command center or a ‘war room,’ or ‘air traffic control’ has been around for a while. Command centers help […]

  • 2% Cut to Home Health Agencies, Other Medicare Providers Nearing Unwanted Return

    Among its many provisions, last year’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act pressed pause on the government’s 2% payment cut to all Medicare-reimbursed health care providers. The “sequestration holiday” was immediately seen as a common-sense lifeline for cash-strapped home health providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of whom had […]

  • Onyx, AMA Innovations Form Collaboration to Build FHIR-Based Messaging

    What You Should Know: – Onyx and AMA Innovations partner to rethink ways FHIR-based messaging technology can improve links between healthcare and community-based organizations. – As part of the collaboration, both organizations will jointly target grant opportunities through HHS’ Administration for Community Living’s Social Care Referrals Challenge Program. Onyx Technology LLC and AMA Innovations Inc., […]

  • AMA Adds 3 Additional CPT Codes for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine

    What You Should Know: – The American Medical Association (AMA) announced the addition of three Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set is being updated by the CPT Editorial Panel to include immunization and administration codes that are unique to […]

  • Intermountain Adds Omada’s Diabetes Prevention Program to At-Risk Patients

    What You Should Know: – Omada’s diabetes prevention program will be available to Intermountain’s at-risk patient population as part of a limited engagement in 2020 and 2021. – Omada’s diabetes prevention program is personalized to meet each participant’s unique needs as they evolve, ranging from diabetes prevention, type 2 diabetes management, hypertension, behavioral health, and […]

  • AMA Unveils 2 Vaccine-Specific CPT Codes for Coronavirus Immunizations

    What You Should Know: – The American Medical Association (AMA) published an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that includes new vaccine-specific codes to report immunizations for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). – The new Category I CPT codes and long descriptors for the vaccine products 91300 and 91301 for better tracking, reporting, […]

  • Ontrak Acquires Science-Backed, Behavior Change Platform LifeDojo

    What You Should Know: – Ontrak acquires LifeDojo Inc, a San Francisco, CA-based comprehensive, science-backed behavior change platform. – The acquisition broadens Ontrak’s addressable market and footprint to lower acuity populations enabling new interventions and remote patient monitoring. Ontrak, Inc., a leading AI-powered and telehealth-enabled, virtualized healthcare company, today announced that it has acquired LifeDojo […]

  • AMA Adds New CPT Codes Multi-Virus Tests to Detect COVID-19 and Flu

    What You Should Know: – AMA announces new CPT codes for multi-virus tests to detect COVID-19 and flu for immediate use.  The American Medical Association (AMA) today published an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that includes new code additions and editorial revisions for reporting medical services sparked by the public health response to […]

  • 3 Telemedicine Security and Compliance Best Practices

    Gerry Miller, Founder & CEO at Cloudticity The coronavirus pandemic accelerated telemedicine exponentially as patients and doctors switched from in-person visits to remote consultations. Health providers rapidly scaled virtual offerings in March and April and traffic volumes soared to unprecedented levels, with practices “seeing 50 to 175 times the number of patients by telehealth than […]