Healthcare RCM, Patient Collections Solutions Launch At HIMSS17

Healthcare RCM, Patient Collections Solutions Launch at HIMSS17

  • February 23, 2017

At HIMSS17, healthcare IT companies showcased a range of solutions to manage the changing landscape in healthcare reimbursement. McKesson launched the Healthy Hospital program, which uses analytical tools to benchmark hospital revenue cycles, as well as a payment assurance consulting program that uses data to develop value-based reimbursement strategies. The company also previewed a financial clearance tool that helps revenue cycle management staff manage patient collections with data, and a clinical clearance tool that makes medical record reviews more efficient. Read the article

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McKesson Reinventing Revenue Cycle Management For A Value-Based World

McKesson Reinventing Revenue Cycle Management for a Value-Based World

  • February 20, 2017

McKesson Health Solutions is showcasing its suite of new and revamped products at HIMSS17 in Orlando. McKesson has invested in a reinvention of revenue cycle management, from financial and clinical clearance to payment integrity and analytics in order to help the healthcare industry transition to a value-based world. Solutions, services, and new programs highlighting advancements and expertise across the provider reimbursement process will be on display at HIMSS17 at McKesson’s booth #3479, including: Analytics: Healthy Hospital is a new program that uses advanced analytics to help providers benchmark key revenue cycle metrics. Financial Clearance: RelayHealth Financial will be previewing an upcoming…

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Two New Federal Interoperability Rules: What You Need To Know

Two New Federal Interoperability Rules: What You Need to Know

  • January 12, 2017

Federal agencies finalized two new rulings aimed at accelerating the pace of interoperability in health IT.  The ONC just released its 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory and final rulings were made on MACRA. In the first of a series of white papers on interop policy, we review what these regulations mean for the industry. Taken together, the rulings demonstrate the government’s commitment to pushing the industry towards a fully open and connected health information infrastructure. Read now or download and read later  

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The State Of Value-Based Reimbursement And The Transition From Volume To Value In 2014

The State of Value-Based Reimbursement and the Transition from Volume to Value in 2014

  • January 1, 2017

How fast are payers and providers adopting new value-based payment models? According to the first industry study of its kind, more than two-thirds of payments are expected to be based on value measurements by 2020. Remarkably, 90% of payers and 81% of providers are already using some mix of value-based reimbursement and fee-for-service, according to the new report, The State of Value-Based Reimbursement and the Transition from Volume to Value in 2014. Read now or download and read later  

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How We Can Make Healthcare Payment And Delivery Reform Work

How We Can Make Healthcare Payment and Delivery Reform Work

  • January 1, 2017

As we move from fee-for-service to value-based care, payers and providers struggle to contend with the many reform models being tested and implemented. To successfully make the transition, stakeholders need to address these five critical pieces: • Shared risk for all stakeholders • A robust primary care foundation • The alignment of payment models and incentives • Information technology that supports such alignment • Strong regional collaboration Experts from McKesson Health Solution describe how to get it done in How We Can Make Healthcare Payment and Delivery Reform Work. Read now or download and read later  

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From Silos To Services For Value-Based Care

From Silos to Services for Value-Based Care

  • January 1, 2017

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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Journey To Value: The State Of Value-Based Reimbursement In 2016

Journey to Value: The State of Value-Based Reimbursement in 2016

  • January 1, 2017

There's no turning back from value-based care and value-based reimbursement. Payers are 58% along the continuum to VBR, up from 48% in 2014. And Providers are now 50% down the road to value. That's according to a national study of 465 payers and hospitals conducted by ORC International and commissioned by McKesson. Yet despite tremendous growth in capitation/global payments, pay for performance, and episode of care/bundled payments, many payers and providers still face obstacles in the transition to value-based care. See where healthcare stands in its journey to value and what it means for the industry in Journey to Value: The State…

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The Interoperability Imperative

The Interoperability Imperative

  • January 1, 2017

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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ICD-10 Specialist On Impending Transition: "It’s A Process Change"

ICD-10 Specialist on Impending Transition: "It’s a Process Change"

  • September 15, 2015

RelayHealth Financial’s Josh Berman was interviewed by Healthcare Informatics Senior Editor Rajiv Leventhal about the significance of CMS’s ICD-10 testing, what strategies organizations can deploy to continue preparation for the transition, and what the industry could experience immediately following the deadline. Read the article

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ICD-10 Conversion Could Disturb Revenue Cycles

ICD-10 Conversion Could Disturb Revenue Cycles

  • September 14, 2015

A new SearchHealth IT article on TechTarget covers the impact that ICD-10 could have on revenue cycles. RelayHealth Financial’s Josh Berman leads the discussion, and is followed by several additional industry experts who discuss how the disruption might affect providers' bottom lines. Read the article

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