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HEALTH CARE WEEK IN REVIEW: Post-Pandemic Telehealth Optimization Needs Regulatory Support, AMA Adopts Policies To Tackle Prior Authorization Burdens, Coronavirus Pandemic Drives Growth Of Hospital At Home Programs, What Happens After a Ransomware Attack in the Health IT Environment?

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Providers widely anticipate telehealth use will grow after the pandemic. But for these solutions to be optimized and not just utilized, regulations must align. Barriers to optimizing telehealth solutions were abundant prior to the pandemic, but many regulatory flexibilities, including equal reimbursement and relaxed HIPAA regulations, allowed use of the technologies to take off.  Read More

The country’s largest physician organization is taking steps to rein in bureaucratic prior authorization requirements that can lead to delayed and disruptive treatment for patients. At a meeting this week, the American Medical Association’s (AMA) delegates adopted new policies specifically targeting peer-to-peer review of prior authorization decisions and the particular burden of prior authorization during a public health emergency.  Read More

After modest uptake for nearly three decades, hospital at home programs are now growing faster across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has improved reimbursement for hospital at home services and opened up opportunities for virtual hospital at home programs. But, selecting appropriate patients is one of the keys to success for these programs to thrive.  Read More

Health care has remained a top target for cybercriminals and as attacks become increasingly more disruptive, many providers are still struggling to understand the threat landscape and just what security measures to prioritize. It’s become increasingly clear that there is no silver bullet technology to completely protect a health care organization. Providers must instead prioritize proactive policies and plans to better defend their networks.  Read More

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