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Care Management Weekly News Update 3/23/23

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Mar 23, 2023 @ 11:36 AM

The Biden administration is exploring requiring new certifications for provider electronic health records to help facilitate electronic prior authorization, a major source of administrative burden, officials said. 

VA in Talks to Introduce More Accountability to Oracle Cerner EHR Contract

The Department of Veteran Affairs is negotiating the addition of new accountability and enforcement mechanisms to its $10 billion electronic health record software contract with Oracle Cerner, according to a senior official.

The Emergence of Rural Emergency Hospitals: Safely Implementing New Models of Care

In response to growing concerns about rural hospital closures, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 established a new hospital type: the rural emergency hospital.  As of January 1, 2023, hospitals that adopt this new designation will close their inpatient units and provide exclusively outpatient and emergency services. 

The agency cited its need to take on bigger and more complex cases in areas like health privacy in its request on Tuesday for a $160 million funding boost.

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