McKesson Entity Now Change Healthcare

McKesson Entity Now Change Healthcare

  • May 6, 2017

McKesson Technology Solutions and Change Healthcare have merged to create a new healthcare information technology company. The new Change Healthcare includes all of Change Healthcare's businesses and the majority of McKesson Technology Solutions, and will employ about 15,000 people. 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

A bundled payment program built by hand 25 years ago is still delivering lessons for HIT today By Amy Larsson The evolution of healthcare IT systems seen by industry visionaries sounds great. Siloed clinical and insurance systems get connected and can work as one. Information-rich processes flow smoothly and securely over connected services that span care settings, providers, and payers. We gain leaps in efficiency, quality, and accuracy of care coordination, delivery, and payment systems. And as healthcare evolves in its journey to value, we snap clinical and payment services together like the related pieces of the healthcare puzzle that…

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The Interoperability Imperative

The Interoperability Imperative

  • September 19, 2016

How interoperability unlocks silos in enterprise applications and connects the business logic needed to support value-based reimbursement By Michael Wood Interoperability is about more than just moving data from one application to another. It’s about easily and seamlessly capitalizing on the business logic that is locked within separate—and often siloed—applications to create new capabilities that can solve business problems in a unique way. Today, interoperability must occur both within the four walls of a payer or provider’s IT infrastructure as well as within or between on-premise, off-premise, cloud, hybrid, and other hosting approaches in a manner that appears to be…

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Five Steps Payers Can Take To Make Provider Directories Accurate

Five Steps Payers Can Take to Make Provider Directories Accurate

  • April 14, 2016

It’s time to fix this problem and get it right as an industry. That might mean revising our business processes or rethinking the way we use technology. By Michael Flanagan Health plans that have been using quick fixes to update provider directories are facing an unwelcome wake-up call: fines that can range up to $25,000 per day per beneficiary. Moreover, payers found in violation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rules can be banned from new enrollment or marketing. These penalties are specific to Medicare Advantage programs and policies sold through Healthcare.gov, but they are emblematic of…

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