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Health Risk Assessment for Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires a health risk assessment to be included in the Annual Wellness Visit. The purpose of the Medicare health assessment is to identify heath needs and risk factors so beneficiaries can be directed to appropriate care, ultimately improving outcomes and reducing costs. The Center for Disease Control and...
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Health Risk Assessment for Medicaid

Starting July 1, 2017 Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plans are required to make their best effort to conduct a health risk assessment within 90 days of enrollment for all new enrollees. Many health plan clients already use ConXus Profile Health Assessment for Medicaid in both adult and pediatric populations. We deliver secure,...
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PDHI Earns NCQA Certification Again

PDHI has earned certification for the fifth consecutive time from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). As a result, our clients receive automatic credit when undergoing an NCQA accreditation survey. NCQA, a private nonprofit organization, is the most widely-recognized accreditation program in the United States. It conducts a rigorous process to ensure that...
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Replacing the UOM Health Assessment

The University of Michigan Health Management Research Center’s (HMRC) founder, Dee Edington, PhD, pioneered the use of health assessments as a wellness program tool over 30 years ago. Since then the center has processed over 12 million health assessments. The center will be closing on December 31, 2016. Current users who are affected by this...
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EEOC Publishes Sample Wellness Program Notice for Employers

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released a sample notice to help employers offering wellness programs that collect health information to comply with the new rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The sample notice is available here at the EEOC website. Such a notice must inform employees of the data that will...
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Your Wellness Portal: Mobile Web or App

With an estimated 207 million smartphone users in the US by the end of 20161, every successful wellness portal needs to support mobile. Many articles have been written about the pros and cons of mobile web versus native app. Each method of designing and building a mobile solution comes with its own set of benefits...
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Wellness Programs, Spouses, and GINA

On October 30, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a proposed rule that would amend Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) as it relates to participation of spouses in workplace wellness programs. The amendment is driven by the original GINA regulations that define "genetic information" to include the "manifestation of...
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Workplace Wellness and Employee Privacy

A recent article by Kaiser Health News (KHN), picked up by CNN, raised concerns about the privacy of employee health data collected through participation in workplace wellness programs. Personal health data is typically covered by strict privacy laws known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). But these laws apply...
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Healthcare Organizations Require HITRUST CSF Certification

Healthcare organizations such as Anthem, Health Care Services Corp., Highmark, and UnitedHealth Group now require that all third-party suppliers with access to healthcare data obtain CSF Certification within 24 months to demonstrate effective security and privacy practices. HITRUST estimates that an additional 7,500 organizations that do not currently have CSF Certification will be...
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