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  • With an estimated 207 million smartphone users in the US by the end of 20161, every successful wellness portal needs to support mobile. Many articles have been written about the pros and cons of mobile web versus native app. Each method of designing and building a mobile solution comes with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. To choose the Continue Reading

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  • On October 30, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a proposed rule that would amend Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) as it relates to participation of spouses in workplace wellness programs. The amendment is driven by the original GINA regulations that define “genetic information” to include the “manifestation of a disease or disorder in family...

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  • A recent article by Kaiser Health News (KHN), picked up by CNN, raised concerns about the privacy of employee health data collected through participation in workplace wellness programs. Personal health data is typically covered by strict privacy laws known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). But these laws apply only to covered entities and their business associates...

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  • The recently announced National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 2018 Health Plan Accreditation (HPA) standards and guidelines include a new category: Population Health Management (PHM). PHM combines existing standards, such as wellness and complex case management, with data analytics for identifying population needs, targeting resources to the right individuals, and evaluating the impact of...

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PDHI
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  • On July 13, 2017, CMS issued the Calendar Year 2018 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, which increased the incentives offered to providers to participate in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP), first announced in 2016. CMS will accept comments on the proposed rule until September 11, 2017, with the final rule expected in November. The MDPP is a structured intervention Continue Readi...

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  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires a health risk assessment to be included in the Annual Wellness Visit. The purpose of the Medicare health assessment is to identify heath needs and risk factors so beneficiaries can be directed to appropriate care, ultimately improving outcomes and reducing costs. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defined the minimum Continue...

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  • Starting July 1, 2017 Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plans are required to make their best effort to conduct a health risk assessment within 90 days of enrollment for all new enrollees. Many health plan clients already use ConXus Profile Health Assessment for Medicaid in both adult and pediatric populations. We deliver secure, scalable technology and comprehensive services...

PDHI
PDHI
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  • PDHI has earned certification for the fifth consecutive time from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). As a result, our clients receive automatic credit when undergoing an NCQA accreditation survey. NCQA, a private nonprofit organization, is the most widely-recognized accreditation program in the United States. It conducts a rigorous process to ensure that vendors like us, as well ...

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PDHI
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  • The University of Michigan Health Management Research Center’s (HMRC) founder, Dee Edington, PhD, pioneered the use of health assessments as a wellness program tool over 30 years ago. Since then the center has processed over 12 million health assessments. The center will be closing on December 31, 2016. Current users who are affected by this exit from the market may Continue Reading

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  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released a sample notice to help employers offering wellness programs that collect health information to comply with the new rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The sample notice is available here at the EEOC website. Such a notice must inform employees of the data that will be collected by the wellness Continue Reading

PDHI
PDHI
Blog Post
  • The recently announced National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 2018 Health Plan Accreditation (HPA) standards and guidelines include a new category: Population Health Management (PHM). PHM combines existing standards, such as wellness and complex case management, with data analytics for identifying population needs, targeting resources to the right individuals, and evaluating the impact of...

PDHI
PDHI
Blog Post
  • On July 13, 2017, CMS issued the Calendar Year 2018 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, which increased the incentives offered to providers to participate in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP), first announced in 2016. CMS will accept comments on the proposed rule until September 11, 2017, with the final rule expected in November. The MDPP is a structured intervention Continue Readi...

PDHI
PDHI
Blog Post
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires a health risk assessment to be included in the Annual Wellness Visit. The purpose of the Medicare health assessment is to identify heath needs and risk factors so beneficiaries can be directed to appropriate care, ultimately improving outcomes and reducing costs. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defined the minimum Continue...

PDHI
PDHI
Blog Post
  • Starting July 1, 2017 Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plans are required to make their best effort to conduct a health risk assessment within 90 days of enrollment for all new enrollees. Many health plan clients already use ConXus Profile Health Assessment for Medicaid in both adult and pediatric populations. We deliver secure, scalable technology and comprehensive services...

PDHI
PDHI
Blog Post
  • PDHI has earned certification for the fifth consecutive time from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). As a result, our clients receive automatic credit when undergoing an NCQA accreditation survey. NCQA, a private nonprofit organization, is the most widely-recognized accreditation program in the United States. It conducts a rigorous process to ensure that vendors like us, as well ...

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