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
by Steven Silverstein, MD Recent articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association (here1 and here2) reported on the use and misuse of clinical practice guidelines, and the need to avoid hedging and equivocation when writing them. These articles also discussed the differences inherent in targeting individual physician decision support versus more general purposes, as well as issues related to lack of adherence to guideline development standards published by the Institute of Medicine3. A related issue is that it is not uncommon for guidelines developed by different specialty societies to advocate different approaches to a given clinical situation. This…
Every provider would like prior auths to be faster and easier, so they can focus on delivering appropriate patient care instead of pushing paper. Now ZeOmega, developer of the Jiva population health management platform, has integrated InterQual Connect to help make automated authorizations a reality. In this new webinar, ZeOmega demonstrates how Jiva and InterQual Connect work together to streamline and automate auth requests, making exception-based UM a reality.
The prior-auth process has always been a challenge for providers: How to get approvals faster, so better care can go forward. Healthcare SaaS solutions innovator HealthTrio has integrated InterQual Connect into its Smart Connect portal to automate prior-authorization, resulting in faster auths and patient treatment. In this new webinar, see how nonprofit health plan CareOregon is using the solution to reduce manual work and speed appropriate patient care.
The American Case Management Association's annual conference, ACMA 2017, gets underway in Washington this week, and attendees looking to gear their case management programs for the industry shift to value should be sure to attend the “Blueprint for Case Management Optimization” presentation. That's where Change Healthcare’s Carol Everhart will share nine best practices to help assess the health of a case management program. Read the News Release
McKnight's covered the launch of InterQual 2017, the latest version of the evidence-based clinical decision support solution. McKnight's reports this new release includes more than 120 new criteria and enhancements that help enable faster, safer, and better clinical decisions at the point of care. Read the Article
Fallon Health cut the time it took to process prior authorizations for molecular diagnostic tests by 75%, saving $100,000 in administrative costs in just six months. And the savings are ongoing. Learn how they did it in this new case study. Download the case study
Today, we unveiled InterQual 2017, a faster, more streamlined version of our flagship clinical decision support solution. InterQual 2017 introduces a new time-saving product, Medicare Procedures powered by InterQual, which automates more than 400 Medicare National and Local Coverage Determinations. It also provides a more efficient set of level of care criteria, Initial Review, that supports faster, earlier decisions in the ER. Customers will benefit from a host of new updates, enhancements, and technological advancements, including more than 125 new content areas. Read the news release
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
McKesson is previewing InterQual AutoReview at HIMSS17. The solution, still in development, automates medical necessity reviews by tapping directly into EHRs for patient data. Read the article