The AHA today voiced support for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposal to rescind plans to implement the Health Plan Identifier and Other Entity Identifier in electronic health care transactions under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. “We commend CMS for identifying that the health care field is successfully routing transactions using the various payer IDs,” AHA wrote. “Additionally, we support CMS’s decision to disallow the voluntary use of the HPID or OEID between willing trading partners. We agree with the rationale that there is no business use case for the HPID/OEID, moreover, a voluntary model would result in confusion and unnecessary costs to the covered entities that use HIPAA transactions.”
The Aspen Institute recently chose AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., to participate in its Health Innovators Fellowship.
The House Ways and Means Committee today launched a health task force to better address the needs of residents in rural and underserved communities.
In this AHA Stat Blog, Jay Bhatt, senior vice president and chief medical officer of the AHA, looks at last year’s Innovation Challenge winners and how they…
The AHA and the Department of Homeland Security July 17 at 1 p.m. ET will host a webinar discussing current cybersecurity threats to the health care sector.
Hospitals and health systems are tackling affordability head on. AHA’s The Value Initiative has been leading the charge — developing new resources, sharing…
Hospital and health system leaders today joined other health care stakeholders at an AHA executive forum in Boston to discuss the many ways they are innovating…