The history-making headlines said it all: "The Supreme Court Votes in Health Reform 5-4." With that, healthcare coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is accelerating at a rapid pace.
HIMSS has developed a three part series exploring how the healthcare reform bill will transform mandates into real world patient care. Each session builds on the content from past sessions, so be sure to register for all three!
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Part 1: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Health IT: An Update
Abstract: With no adverse impact related to healthcare information technology, and strong support from both sides of the political aisle, this session will provide an update on the ACA’s many components designed to optimize health IT benefits.
Abstract: The Affordable Care Act mandates that new quality programs be implemented and existing ones be improved with the help of health IT. Join us as we explore how the CMS “Innovation Center” and “National Pilot Program on Payment Bundling” initiatives are providing best practices as we move forward.
Consumer Access to Data and the State Insurance Exchanges: An Update
Abstract: The ACA recognizes that health IT is crucial towards developing Health Insurance Marketplaces and supporting consumer access to information regarding health insurance. HIMs will provide individuals and small businesses with a “one-stop shop” to find and compare affordable, quality health insurance options. This session will explore the various aspects of the Act that will improve patient safety, reduce medical errors, and provide tools for consumers to help understand the many choices available today.
Identify the ways that health insurance exchanges support consumer access to health insurance information
Discuss the ways that consumers are now able to find and compare affordable health insurance options
Describe the tools available to consumers that contribute to improved care and accessible services
VP, Business and IT Strategy and Execution Leadership
Gaining ROI By Implementing Federal Operating Rules
Abstract: The operating rules for eligibility, claim status, electronic funds transfer and electronic remittance advice have been implemented and are now part of a federal mandate. Other operating rules, from claims to enrollment, are soon to come. Yet the real driver of these transactions and operating rules should be ROI. The session will explore each of the transactions and operating rules with a view towards ROI as a key driver for implementation.
Identify the timeframe for mandatory adoption of operating rules
Describe ways to optimize ROI when implementing operating rules
Prepare the enterprise or practice for adoption of electronic funds transfer and electronic remittance advice
Lead Health Insurance Specialist, Administrative Simplification Group
Office of E-Health Standards and Services
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services
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