Eight Health Plans Choose McKesson’s Network Management Solutions

Eight Health Plans Choose McKesson’s Network Management Solutions

  • February 25, 2015

Today we announced that eight health plans representing over 8.5 million lives started using new releases of McKesson Provider Manager™ and McKesson Contract Manager™ last year. As part of our Network Management suite, these solutions help health plans efficiently implement, scale, and synchronize provider networks, contracts, and reimbursement models. Read today's news release get the full story.

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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 9, 2015

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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Can Efficient Network Management Bring You Closer To Value-based Reimbursement?

Can Efficient Network Management Bring You Closer to Value-based Reimbursement?

  • October 2, 2014

There is a cascading inefficiency problem in many network management approaches today. Chances are your network management is using multiple data sources, still relying on paper-driven processes, struggling with long cycle times, or built on an older platform that has not integrated multiple systems well. Worse still, these administrative mistakes and nuisances may be holding you back from the solid foundation your systems need to enact successful value-based reimbursement in the future. As the industry changes, one of the keys to success is putting the technology in place to have more flexible financial and network systems. Due to government reform,…

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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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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

  • June 11, 2014

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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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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How Health Plans Can Keep Their Approach To New Markets Nimble, Collaborative, And Effective

How Health Plans Can Keep Their Approach to New Markets Nimble, Collaborative, and Effective

  • May 9, 2014

In Managed Care, Michael Flanagan,  associate VP for product management at McKesson Health Solutions, describes what health plans need to do to succeed on the new healthcare exchanges. Plans need new capabilities, such as flexible network management and an unprecedented level of coordination between payers and providers. Payers need to be agile, adjusting to a newly enrolled population, and need the ability to administer more complex product designs, care delivery, and reimbursement initiatives quickly and efficiently. Flanagan lays out a template for health plans to drive their activity on the health insurance exchange. Read the full story here

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Transform Your VBR Initiatives By Fast-tracking Your Contracting

Transform your VBR initiatives by fast-tracking your contracting

  • April 9, 2014

In today’s world of new regulations and new payment models, existing contracting and payment processes require more modern solutions for navigating this complexity. Organizations increase their error rates when they become reliant on manual workarounds within their network design, contracting and payment processes. Successful contract management requires automation throughout the contracting cycle and an easy, transparent workflow between payers and providers. In an upcoming two-part webinar, “Put Your Contracting Initiatives on the Fast Track,” McKesson's Michael Flanagan will share industry best practices around contract management and how streamlining the process can support an organization’s larger value-based care and payment strategy. The…

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