C4BH Round-Up: January 9, 2024

New Release: Data Exchange Framework Implementation Toolkit

The Multi-Association Data Exchange Framework (DxF) Education Initiative is excited to share the DxF Implementation Toolkit to support organizations as they prepare to be compliant with the DxF, which goes live on January 31, 2024.

Each section of the toolkit provides activities for your organization to undertake, questions to consider, and exercises to assess your readiness, understand the impact of the DxF policies and procedures, and explore available technology and data sharing mechanisms for secure and appropriate information exchange under the DxF.

Opportunities to Address HRSN with Technology Solutions

A new report from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) examines how state Medicaid agencies should consider tech-enabled solutions to address health-related social needs (HRSN). By holding Medicaid managed care organizations accountable and reimbursing social services, technology infrastructure can be leveraged to support care coordination and the delivery of HRSN supports. (CHCS, January 2024)

CMS Recommendations to Support State HRSN Investments

As a top priority of the Biden administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is well-positioned to support states with technical assistance as they implement HRSN initiatives. In addition to HRSN screening tools and social service integration efforts, insights and lessons are available from the CMS Innovation Center’s accountable health communities (AHC) model to help scale and expand HRSN interventions. (Health Affairs, 12/19)

Early Insights into 2023 National HIO Survey Results

Comprehensive results from the 2023 National Health Information Organization (HIO) Survey from the University of California, San Francisco will be published in 2024, but early insights are available to provide a valuable look into current status and progress. The survey reveals that almost all HIOs receive Medicaid funding to support operations, evidence of diversifying revenue streams that are expanding the types of services provided by HIOs, and a positive trend in HIOs engaging in national initiatives, such as national networks and the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). (Civitas Networks for Health, 1/4)


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