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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Five Ways To Improve Medi-Cal Claims Processing

Five Ways to Improve Medi-Cal Claims Processing

  • January 1, 2017

About 12 million Californians are enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program. But many providers find that Medi-Cal claims are challenging to manage, leading to claim denials and lost or delayed revenue. The good news: RelayHealth Financial’s research revealed five actions hospitals can take to improve Medi-Cal claim processing, speed reimbursement, and reduce denial rates. Learn more about these five actions and how to implement them. Read now or download and read later

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The Top 10 Things Payers And Providers Can Do Today To Start Aligning With VBR Tomorrow

The Top 10 Things Payers and Providers Can Do Today to Start Aligning with VBR Tomorrow

  • January 1, 2017

CMS set a goal of having value-based payments account for 50% of Medicare reimbursement by 2018. It's equally ambitious and daunting for many payers. But in this new white paper, The Top 10 Things Payers and Providers Can Do Today to Start Aligning with VBR Tomorrow, McKesson offers a proven 10-step plan that can help payers and providers work together to accelerate their journey to value and improve their odds of achieving these regulatory goals. Read now or download and read letter

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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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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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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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