Tag Archives: payers

Payers are working to meet deadline for interoperability mandate

Health insurers face a July 1, 2021 deadline to meet Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, or FHIR, interoperability standards for patients to access their clinical data through a member application such as a mobile device. Many payers are nervous about having a plan in place by October or November to have time to deploy new technical… Read More »

Wyden introduces price transparency bill targeting payers

Dive Brief: Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced a bill Wednesday that would require health insurers to tell beneficiaries what the out-of-pocket costs would be for any in-network procedure or prescription drug they seek. The Health Care Price Check Act stipulates that commercial insurers, as well as Medicare plans, provide an online tool… Read More »

How payers are balancing patient engagement, data security

Health insurers are establishing innovative ways to provide better care and improve the overall patient experience, according to America’s Health Insurance Plans. That’s why insurers are investing in patient portals, mobile apps, telehealth and other personalized tools, like those that focus on social determinants of health, says Cathryn Donaldson, director of communications at AHIP. The… Read More »