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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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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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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Value-Based Payment Hits The Tipping Point

Value-Based Payment Hits the Tipping Point

  • June 13, 2016

Today, McKesson Health Solutions published new research pointing to continued growth of value-based reimbursement. Most noteworthy, payers surveyed said that 58% of their business has shifted to VBR, a remarkable increase from the 48% they reported in 2014. Read the news release

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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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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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Revitalizing Primary Care Said Key To Success Of Health Reform

Revitalizing Primary Care Said Key to Success of Health Reform

  • February 26, 2014

Psychiatric News featured comments from McKesson medical director David Nace, MD, in a recent article covering the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), a coalition of advocacy groups dedicated to advancing an effective health system built on a foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). Read the article

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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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