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KDHE, DXT Technologies Receives Stage 1 Medicaid Certification; Seema Verma Comments

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in collaboration with DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), announced a new certification from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for Stage 1 within the Kansas Modular Medicaid System (KMMS), DXC Technology announced on Thursday

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Senators Launch Inquiry Into Bias in Health Care Algorithms

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Trade Commission and five health care companies requesting information on measures they implement to address bias in algorithms.

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CMS Gets Support for Claims Data Interoperability Program; Seema Verma Quoted

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has gathered signatures of about 570 organizations that support an effort to develop an updated claims data system with boosted interoperability, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Seema Verma, CMS administrator and a 2019 Wash100 recipient, said the Data at the Point of Care project would use an application programming interface to eliminate the need of a traditional portal for access.

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GAO Assesses Public Commenter Identity Management

The Government Accountability Office has assessed federal agencies' efforts to manage identities of those who comment on public policy. GAO discovered that seven of 10 sample agencies observe internal policy in handling the identities of these commenters in different ways, the accountability agency said in a report publicly released Friday.

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HHS Officials on How AI, Data Sharing Could Help Transform Health Care

Department of Health and Human Services officials discussed the potential role of artificial intelligence and data sharing in the prevention and treatment of diseases during a panel discussion on Tuesday at the AI World Government Conference, Federal Times reported Thursday. “[It’s] a way of thinking about how health information flows across the country and the first step is getting it in digital format," said Paula Braun, entrepreneur-in-residence at HHS’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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CMS Reports Data Breach Compromising Info of 75K Individuals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently revealed that hackers have broken into one of the agency’s online healthcare registration systems and compromised the data of 75,000 individuals. The CMS stated in a press release dated Oct. 19 that its personnel had monitored “anomalous activities” on the Direct Enrollment pathway, a system used by insurance brokers and agents to guide clients applying for health coverage. The agency subsequently began an investigation into the anomaly on Oct. 13 and confirmed the data breach by Oct. 16.

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