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FHC President pens Op-Ed promoting use of state APCD data for vaccine rollout

This weekend, Freedman HealthCare CEO, John Freedman, published an Op-Ed in MedPage Today discussing how state’s all-payer claims databases (APCDs) can help policymakers target COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Our nation recently marked one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. President Biden marked the anniversary by announcing an accelerated pace for getting the nation vaccinated...Read more

Thursday Thoughts with Douglas McCarthy, President of Issues Research, Inc.

In this latest installment of our Thursday Thoughts series, FHC Senior Health Care Data/Policy Consultant Jonathan Mathieu talked to Douglas McCarthy, M.B.A, president of Issues Research, Inc., in Durango, Colorado.     Mr. McCarthy has more than 30 years of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors and has consulted on projects for corporations,...Read more

FHC co-hosts Webinar on No Surprises Act for APCDs

On Monday, January 11, John Freedman, President and CEO, described the implications of the Omnibus Reconciliation Bill’s provisions for APCDs for a webinar audience of over 250 health experts representing 47 states.  Topics included the timeline for key provisions, emerging opportunities for APCDs, composition of Labor’s Advisory Committee regarding a format that states may use...Read more

Thursday Thoughts with Kyle Russell, VHI Director of Strategy and Analytics

In this first Thursday Thoughts of 2021, FHC Senior Health Care Data/Policy Consultant Jonathan Mathieu talked to Kyle Russell, MDA, Director of Strategy and Analytics at Virginia Health Information (VHI). In his current role, Kyle oversees the analytical reporting and strategic planning for all data collection programs administered by VHI, which houses the state’s All-Payer...Read more

New federal funding offers assistance to all states interested in starting, expanding an APCD

A massive new federal funding opportunity for all payer claims databases (APCDs) offers every state in the nation up to $2.5 million to launch or expand an APCD. Further, by favoring applications that meet certain requirements, the federal grant program offers APCDs new incentives to standardize data collection processes, partner with other states, attract ERISA...Read more

FHC Principal Consultant, Tanya Bernstein, Elected to NAHDO Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that Principal Consultant Tanya Bernstein has been elected to the National Association of Health Data Organization’s Board of Directors for a three year term.      For the past six years, Tanya has helped guide NAHDO’s annual meeting Planning Committee in its development of dynamic presentations that reflect emerging thinking...Read more

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