athenahealth Inc. has developed and launched, through a partnership with health benefits company Humana (Louisville, Ky.), an integrated all-payer platform designed to enable its national client base to perform real time adjudication (RTA) of medical claims at the point-of-service.
According to athenahealth (Watertown, Mass.), a provider of Internet-based business services for physician practices, the platform can be used for any payer that links to the athenaNet system, athenahealth's centrally-hosted practice management and EMR service platform.
athenahealth's contends its RTA functionality enables physicians and their staff to submit a claim at the time of service, receive a fully adjudicated claim response from the payer and collect the appropriate payment for services that qualify for real-time claim adjudication before the patient leaves the office.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $210 million to Seattle-based University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, with the funds going toward the construction of a new building to serve as the initiative’s hub.
More than half (56 percent) of healthcare professionals believe their organization could be doing more to educate employees on HIPAA compliance and the rules around sharing protected health information.
The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is partnering with DigitalGlobe to create the Health Equity Atlas Initiative (ATLAS), a platform that standardizes and maps population data in order to generate insights that address health inequities.