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Overcoming the Challenges of Value-Based Care

Value-based care is a delivery and payment model that rewards providers who achieve a higher quality of care, better outcomes and greater efficiency than the fee-for-service model that has been in use for decades. Under the value-based care model, providers are responsible for ensuring their patients receive the services they need to produce the best results.

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While most discussions of health information exchanges (HIEs) concentrate on their use in acute care settings, including behavioral health treatment information in a patient’s comprehensive medical history can make HIEs a more valuable resource for both acute care and behavioral health clinicians.

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Behavioral Health Providers Eligible for Funding

Sharing behavioral health treatment records on a health information exchange (HIE) such as Hixny can bring great benefits for both patients and providers. A single, comprehensive medical record can give acute care and behavioral health practitioners a more complete view of their patient’s medical and behavioral health status.

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The rules that cover health information exchanges (HIEs), such as Hixny, and how they release medical information for minor patients have changed.

As a healthcare provider, you should know how the new policy governs consent for minors so that you can provide them with the best possible care and comply with the new rules.

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How Consent Models Differ from State to State

Different states require exchanges and providers to deal with data and consent in a number of different ways.

Health information exchanges (HIEs) allow doctors and hospitals to quickly see patients’ health information so they can diagnose medical issues and recommend treatment more efficiently.

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It wasn’t long ago that if you needed a patient’s previous medical records, you had to initiate a manual process that could take days to complete.

If you are providing specialty care, for example, you would have to ask your patient’s primary care physician to copy their medical records and either mail or fax them to your office.

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Obtaining patient consent: Why is it necessary to ask every patient to sign a consent form in order to look at that patient’s complete medical history?

After all, the patient has probably signed the same consent form at a hospital or other provider’s office. You may wonder why a patient can’t sign a single consent form that lets every healthcare provider see their medical records.

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SAMSHA Requirements and Consent

Everything you need to know about recent rule changes regarding substance abuse and mental health treatment records.

When a patient signs a consent to give you access to their medical records through a health information exchange (HIE) such as Hixny, you may not be able to see their complete medical records. 

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