How Do You Pay For Value-based Care?

How Do You Pay for Value-based Care?

  • October 1, 2014

"Although no one yet knows where the sea change of value-based payment is headed, there's no doubt that this is a trend with longevity," writes Amber Taufen, a writer for Benefits Pro. In her thorough look at value-based models, she examines the trends, the challenges and new strategies for lowering the nation's medical bill. Taufen also quotes leading experts on value-based reimbursement, including McKesson VP and Medical Director David Nace, MD, who explains what's driving the shift to value based care: "We know so clearly that higher-value care—more preventive care, more evidence-based care, more patient-centered care where the patient is engaged—is usually…

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Bundled Payments

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Bundled Payments

  • September 15, 2014

When it comes to bundled payments, you have questions. And we've been listening. We compiled the top questions our customers ask about bundled payments and posed them to Francois de Brantes, Executive Director of the Health Care Incentive Improvement Institute (a-k-a HCI3). In this unscripted, unrehearsed live interview, Francois provides answers to the following questions: How bundled payments work How is the member benefit and product design handled for bundled payments? How is the member obligation handled in bundled payments? How is risk adjustment managed in prospective bundled payments? Who takes responsibility of costs incurred by patients going outside of the care team?…

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McKesson Research Reveals the State of Healthcare’s Transformation from Volume to Value

  • June 11, 2014

DOWNLOAD and share the white paper now Healthcare is moving rapidly to incorporate measures of value into payment models, with more than two-thirds of payments expected to be based on value measurement in five years, up from just one third today. That’s just one of the compelling findings from our new report, The 2014 State of Value-Based Reimbursement, an independent research study of 464 payers and providers conducted by ORC International and released this week at AHIP’s Institute 2014 conference in Seattle, Wash. In the study’s executive summary, McKesson’s Medical Director David Nace, M.D., says these results point to a sea change…

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McKesson Execs Speak Out On Better Care And Payment Delivery, Specialty Rx Innovation, And More

McKesson Execs Speak Out on Better Care and Payment Delivery, Specialty Rx Innovation, and More

  • April 2, 2014

Here's a roundup of recent media coverage featuring McKesson Health Solutions experts on key healthcare and technology issues, from building a secure healthcare cloud to molecular diagnostics, value-based care, Big Data, bundled payments, ICD-10, and more. Eight Questions Health-Care CEOs Must Ask IT Leaders Before Deploying Systems in the Cloud Can cloud computing solve age-old problem of connecting stakeholders, and help move health care toward a streamlined delivery model? The answer relies on healthcare CEOs and their technology infrastructure, according to this recent Wall Street Journal op-ed by Bob Franceschini, McKesson’s VP of enterprise architecture and technology.  Is your leadership is…

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How We Can Make Healthcare Payment And Delivery Reform Work

How We Can Make Healthcare Payment and Delivery Reform Work

  • February 27, 2014

DOWNLOAD and share the WHITE PAPER now The current array of healthcare reforms hasn't produced a single reimbursement model that can replace our reliance on a fee-for-service (FFS) foundation, nor has it accounted for the seismic shift in care delivery that providers must make. We need a definitive transition from the current FFS system to one that will drive value through mixed reimbursement schemes, which themselves support multiple forms of payment bundling in conjunction with limited FFS. In this new white paper, How We Can Make Payment and Delivery Reform Work, Dr. David Nace, VP and medical director at McKesson Health Solutions, defines the five critical elements of successful care delivery reform that payers and…

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The Future Of Claims Processing Is Bundled

The Future of Claims Processing is Bundled

  • February 25, 2014

"Changing the future of claims processing." That's how ACO News reported McKesson Episode Management's™ recent release of 22 new episodes based on the PROMETHEUS Payment® Evidence Informed Case Rate (ECR) definitions. The bundled payment solution is the first milestone in our agreement with the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) to advance adoption of healthcare payment reform. With the initial 22 episodes, McKesson is addressing 35 percent of commercial payers’ spend. And these episodes are just the first in a planned series of PROMETHEUS ECRs intended to cover up to 80 percent of U.S. medical spend. Read the full story and the press release

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