McKesson Research Reveals The State Of Healthcare’s Transformation From Volume To Value

McKesson Research Reveals the State of Healthcare’s Transformation from Volume to Value

  • June 11, 2014

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 in healthcare reimbursements, a change in…

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AHIP’s Institute 2014: The Connective Thread

AHIP’s Institute 2014: The Connective Thread

  • May 28, 2014

How can we juggle a multitude of siloed systems and IT processes? How can we effectively diversify in a rapidly changing market? How can we make a positive impact on care decisions before care is delivered?   At McKesson, we’ve begun a new conversation about today’s complex healthcare reimbursement landscape - that starts with the challenges our customers face as they lead their organizations and the entire industry towards a more collaborative and integrated future. Join us to discuss some of the big questions about changing consumers, shifting regulations, and new methodologies at AHIP’s Institute in Seattle on June 11-13.…

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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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How We Can Make Healthcare Payment And Delivery Reform Work

How We Can Make Healthcare Payment and Delivery Reform Work

  • February 27, 2014

DOWNLOAD and share the WHITE PAPER now The current array of healthcare reforms hasn't produced a single reimbursement model that can replace our reliance on a fee-for-service (FFS) foundation, nor has it accounted for the seismic shift in care delivery that providers must make. We need a definitive transition from the current FFS system to one that will drive value through mixed reimbursement schemes, which themselves support multiple forms of payment bundling in conjunction with limited FFS. In this new white paper, How We Can Make Payment and Delivery Reform Work, Dr. David Nace, VP and medical director at McKesson Health Solutions, defines the five critical elements of successful care delivery reform that payers and…

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Revitalizing Primary Care Said Key To Success Of Health Reform

Revitalizing Primary Care Said Key to Success of Health Reform

  • February 26, 2014

Psychiatric News featured comments from McKesson medical director David Nace, MD, in a recent article covering the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), a coalition of advocacy groups dedicated to advancing an effective health system built on a foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). Read the article

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The Future Of Claims Processing Is Bundled

The Future of Claims Processing is Bundled

  • February 25, 2014

"Changing the future of claims processing." That's how ACO News reported McKesson Episode Management's™ recent release of 22 new episodes based on the PROMETHEUS Payment® Evidence Informed Case Rate (ECR) definitions. The bundled payment solution is the first milestone in our agreement with the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) to advance adoption of healthcare payment reform. With the initial 22 episodes, McKesson is addressing 35 percent of commercial payers’ spend. And these episodes are just the first in a planned series of PROMETHEUS ECRs intended to cover up to 80 percent of U.S. medical spend. Read the full story and the press release

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Unlocking The Human Genome: New Challenges And Opportunities For Health Plans

Unlocking the Human Genome: New Challenges and Opportunities for Health Plans

  • October 28, 2013

Molecular Diagnostics (MDx), the next wave of innovation in healthcare technology, is arriving. Exciting, challenging, transformational, hopeful, complex, alarming, terrifying and expensive are all descriptions that are being used to describe the dawn of this new world. In an earlier post, I discussed the need to build a new diagnostic testing vocabulary that can be shared across payer, provider and lab stakeholders in order to improve collaboration and processing in diagnosis and claims. Following several generations of emerging technology involving digital imaging in the ‘80’s, 90’s, and ‘00’s, Molecular Diagnostics is now arriving with an entirely new view of our genetic…

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