Analytics Platform Receives Certification

Analytics Platform Receives Certification

  • February 14, 2017

McKesson's HealthQx became the first healthcare analytics platform to earn Claims and Provider Analysis Certification for all 97 episode-of-care definitions in the PROMETHEUS Analytics model. HealthQx was certified by Altarum Institute’s Center for Payment Innovation. Read the article

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Andrei Gonzales On Value-Based Care Innovations

Andrei Gonzales on Value-Based Care Innovations

  • February 10, 2017

The transition to value-based care has been helpful in getting providers to examine their own performance and find ways to improve quality. It allows providers to look at care as an episode of care, which is how patients experience it, and see where they can improve their care, says Andrei Gonzales, of McKesson Health Solutions. See the video

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BPCI Bundles Don’t Fuel Volume Increases: Analysis

BPCI Bundles Don’t Fuel Volume Increases: Analysis

  • February 8, 2017

New research found no evidence that bundled payment models increase the volume of procedures. Researchers compared major lower joint replacement rates among participants in Medicare’s Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program with rates of all other Medicare hospitals from 2011 through 2015. They found procedures at BPCI hospitals increased by 2.5% compared to a 9.7% increase among other hospitals. Read the article

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McKesson HealthQx First To Be Certified On Latest Version Of PROMETHEUS Care Episodes

McKesson HealthQx First to be Certified on Latest Version of PROMETHEUS Care Episodes

  • February 8, 2017

Today McKesson Health Solutions announced that HealthQx became the first healthcare analytics platform to earn Claims and Provider Analysis Certification for all 97 episode-of-care definitions in the PROMETHEUS Analytics model. HealthQx helps health plans and health systems simplify the design, implementation, and monitoring of value-based models such as bundled care. HealthQx was certified by Altarum Institute’s Center for Payment Innovation. Read the news release

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Conversations With Data: How LTC Facilities Can Help Hospitals

Conversations with Data: How LTC Facilities can Help Hospitals

  • November 7, 2016

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandates more bundled care programs, long-term care facilities have an opportunity to help hospitals keep costs down. It's in the best interest of long-term care facilities to take the lead in reaching out to hospitals to partner with them on cost-efficient, high-quality care. That begins with data. Read the article

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Rapid Adoption Of Bundled Payments Remains An Act Of Faith

Rapid Adoption of Bundled Payments Remains an Act of Faith

  • September 22, 2016

Bundled payments are growing faster than any other model of value-based care among private payers. But new data released by the CMS indicates payers and providers need more time and experience with bundled payment to ensure it consistently saves money and improves patient care. Read the article

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From Silos To Services For Value-Based Care

From Silos to Services for Value-Based Care

  • September 19, 2016

Even though healthcare has spent decades automating processes and digitizing information, both remain remain largely locked in IT silos. There are impenetrable system boundaries between payers, providers, and vendors that reduce efficiency, increase costs, and resist automation. In other words, true interoperability is sorely lacking. From Silos to Services for Value-Based Care reviews the history of interoperability in healthcare and makes a case for how we can unlock the silos, bring information together, and align processes to improve clinical and financial outcomes. Read now or download and read later

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The Interoperability Imperative

The Interoperability Imperative

  • September 19, 2016

Interoperability in healthcare is not just about moving financial and clinical data between payer or provider or moving clinical data from one application to another. True interoperability allows enterprise applications to "talk" and collaborate in a smart, open, and agile manner. The Interoperability Imperative explains what this means; how and why interoperability is necessary to scale complex value-based reimbursement models; and how payers, providers, and vendors can get started. Read now or download and read later

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IT Challenges Await Bundled Payment Approaches

IT Challenges Await Bundled Payment Approaches

  • August 16, 2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is laying the groundwork for new Medicare payment models for cardiac procedures. But providers are struggling to execute bundled payments. Post-acute care providers, in particular, face health information technology challenges. Read the article

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