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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Journey From Volume To Value Further Along Than You Might Think

Journey from Volume to Value Further Along than You Might Think

  • June 13, 2016

New research from McKesson Health Solutions shows that healthcare is moving quickly towards value-based reimbursement. Payers and providers say they're about halfway or more towards full value-based reimbursement, and expect progress to continue at a fast pace in the next few years. But challenges exist, including care coordination, standardizing clinical measures, integrating workflows, and patient member engagement. Read the article

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