MHC Issue Brief: SAMHSA 42 CFR Part 2 Revised Rule The 42 CFR Part 2 regulations (Part 2) protect patient records created by federally assisted programs for the treatment of substance use disorders (SUD). Under the revised rule, Part 2 has been modified to facilitate better coordination of care in response to the opioid epidemic […]
KC Health Collaborative is seeking an Executive Director! The KC Health Collaborative is a new, growing non-profit organization collaboratively created by more than two dozen multi-stakeholder Founding Partners who believe that by working together they can catalyze meaningful improvements in health and healthcare delivery that position Kansas City as a national leader in health, well […]
CMS Unveils Major Organizational Change to Reduce Provider and Clinician Burden and Improve Patient Outcomes
CMS Unveils Major Organizational Change to Reduce Provider and Clinician Burden and Improve Patient Outcomes June 23, 2020 Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing the creation of the Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics to unify the agency’s efforts to reduce regulatory and administrative burden and to further the […]
Midwest Health Connection (MHC) has submitted a formal comment on the proposed rule that would amend the civil money penalty (CMP or penalty) rules. The rules would incorporate new authorities for CMPs, assessments, and exclusions related to HHS grants, contracts, other agreements; incorporate new CMP authorities for information blocking; and increase the maximum penalties for […]
Health Information Exchange Vital to Health Care Now More than Ever MHC’s Angie Bass explains how vital HIE is to health care, especially in the middle of a pandemic, in an interview with Health Quality Innovation Network (HQIN). Check out the interview by clicking the link below! Click here to view the interview
MIB Partners with Midwest Health Connection MIB Partners with the Midwest Health Connection Relationship provides MIB access to 24 million patient records from four states Braintree, MA and Columbia, MO (June 16, 2020) — MIB, the life insurance industry’s most trusted and secure resource for the exchange of medical information for underwriting, today announced an […]
Missouri Health Connection Announces Name Change to Midwest Health Connection to Reflect Broader Commitment to the Health Care Community
Missouri Health Connection Announces Name Change to Midwest Health Connection to Reflect Broader Commitment to the Health Care Community May 4th, 2020 COLUMBIA, MO -Missouri Health Connection, one of the largest health information exchanges (HIE) in the United States, is pleased to announce today that we will be changing our name to Midwest Health Connection […]
MHA Issue Brief: Final Interoperability And Patient Access Rules On April 22, 2020 the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) released an Issue Brief on the Final Interoperability And Patient Access Rule. Click the button below to read the Issue Brief.
Interoperability on FHIR by: Hyland Healthcare FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), the newest health care interoperability standard, hopes to alleviate the ongoing interoperability issues. In this whitepaper you will read about FHIR’s impact on healthcare interoperability.
CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule JUST ANNOUNCED The Interoperability and Patient Access final rule includes policies that impact a variety of stakeholders. Recognizing that hospitals, including psychiatric hospitals, and critical access hospitals, are on the front lines of the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS is extending the implementation timeline for the admission, discharge, and transfer […]