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Leading an APCD

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

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

APCDs will be an important source to understand declining vaccination rates

Early data shows fewer children are being vaccinated on time, leaving them at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases and their complications. A combination of closed pediatrics practices, a transition to more virtual care, parent concerns regarding COVID-19 exposure, and disruptions in the vaccination supply chain are the suspected causes. All payer claims databases can support their...Read more

Using APCD Data to Identify Populations at High Risk for Severe COVID-19 Outcomes

As states and municipalities evaluate when to relax social distancing measures and prepare for a phased re-opening, they must be able to document a sustained reduction in current cases and confirm their ability to effectively test and treat new cases without crisis. Successfully preparing for future outbreaks or waves of illness requires the ability to...Read more

Access to telehealth services is expanding; APCDs can tell us whether it worked

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have expanded payment for telehealth visits so that all beneficiaries, regardless of diagnosis, can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. Around the nation, some state Medicaid agencies and commercial payers...Read more