Two New Federal Interoperability Rules: What You Need To Know

Two New Federal Interoperability Rules: What You Need to Know

  • January 12, 2017

Federal agencies finalized two new rulings aimed at accelerating the pace of interoperability in health IT.  The ONC just released its 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory and final rulings were made on MACRA. In the first of a series of white papers on interop policy, we review what these regulations mean for the industry. Taken together, the rulings demonstrate the government’s commitment to pushing the industry towards a fully open and connected health information infrastructure. 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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Andrei Gonzales Advocates For Experimenting With New Payment Models

Andrei Gonzales Advocates for Experimenting With New Payment Models

  • October 23, 2016

The Affordable Care Act mandated that payers experiment with value-based care models and scale up those that showed promise. That's brought the industry some promising alternative payment models that are now being successfully scaled. The American Journal of Managed Care cornered McKesson's Andrei Gonzales for his take on the ACA's present and future impact on value-based reimbursement. Watch the video

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58% Of Payers, Providers Adapt Value-Based Care Reimbursement

58% of Payers, Providers Adapt Value-Based Care Reimbursement

  • September 27, 2016

Two healthcare surveys point to a trend showing that value-based care reimbursement models are becoming a more common payment arrangement. And yet the quick pace in adoption of value-based care reimbursement holds some significant challenges for healthcare providers, many of whom are struggling to meet certain quality metric goals. Read the article

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Healthcare Leaders Connect At The 29th Annual McKesson Health Solutions Conference

Healthcare Leaders Connect at the 29th Annual McKesson Health Solutions Conference

  • September 26, 2016

Payers and providers are connecting at the 29th annual McKesson Health Solutions Conference (MHSC) in Orlando. The week-long conference brings McKesson customers together to discuss their challenges, best practices, and strategic objectives. Marilyn Tavenner, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), will deliver the keynote: “The Role of Health Plans in Strengthening Partnerships with Providers, Consumers, Government, and Other Essential Stakeholders.” Read the news release

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Rapid Adoption Of Bundled Payments Remains An Act Of Faith

Rapid Adoption of Bundled Payments Remains an Act of Faith

  • September 22, 2016

Bundled payments are growing faster than any other model of value-based care among private payers. But new data released by the CMS indicates payers and providers need more time and experience with bundled payment to ensure it consistently saves money and improves patient care. 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

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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The Interoperability Imperative

The Interoperability Imperative

  • September 19, 2016

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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