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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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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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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McKesson Health Solutions Awarded Patent For Healthcare Provider Management Technology

McKesson Health Solutions Awarded Patent for Healthcare Provider Management Technology

  • August 2, 2016

McKesson announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,269,117 to McKesson Health Solutions for proprietary technology at the heart of McKesson Provider Manager™ and other provider network management products. The patent is for the system and method McKesson Provider Manager uses to unify information flow, business rules, and complex healthcare-related processes into an integrated set of core applications. Read the news release

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McKesson Acquires HealthQX For Value-based Payment Tools

McKesson Acquires HealthQX for Value-based Payment Tools

  • July 30, 2016

McKesson Health Solutions has acquired IT vendor HealthQX to expand its IT portfolio with HealthQX’s ClarityQx value-based payment technology. With the acquisition, McKesson will offer health plans a more complete portfolio that can automate medical policy, payment policy, value-based reimbursement models, provider management and contract management. Read what the press had to say about this acquisition. McKesson adds ClarityQx to value-based care portfolio McKesson expands value-based payment technology with acquisition of HealthQX  McKesson expands value-based payment technology with acquisition of HealthQX  McKesson buys HealthQX for value-based payment tools  McKesson buys HealthQX for value-based payment tools  McKesson Health Solutions Extends VBR Portfolio…

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