In The End, It Will Be Episode Payment

In the End, It Will be Episode Payment

  • May 10, 2017

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is leading the way in transforming cancer treatment reimbursement models to value-based care. Managed Care magazine reports that in 2014, the insurer piloted an episode-of-care program for breast cancer, and it has been successful enough that Horizon will be expanding to treat other cancer types the same way in the near future. Read the article

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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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Report: Insurers Remain Ahead Of Providers In Value-Based Payment

Report: Insurers Remain Ahead of Providers in Value-Based Payment

  • May 2, 2017

Why are payers ahead of providers in the use of value-based reimbursement? One reason is that they're better positioned to offer incentives to implement value-based payment structures, according to a survey of providers and payers. The report also found that bundled payment is the fastest growing value-based model. Read the article

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Change Healthcare’s InterQual Expert To Share Blueprint For Case Management Optimization At ACMA 2017

Change Healthcare’s InterQual Expert to Share Blueprint for Case Management Optimization at ACMA 2017

  • April 17, 2017

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

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New Version Of Clinical Decision Support Released

New Version of Clinical Decision Support Released

  • April 11, 2017

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  

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The Perfect Pairing: Patient Access And Analytics

The perfect pairing: Patient access and analytics

  • March 28, 2017

While more providers are taking advantage of technology to improve front-end revenue cycle processes, analytics lags behind. But when applied to patient access, analytics can help identify issues with registration and eligibility accuracy, and reduce downstream denials. A recent article in Multibriefs outlines the benefits of using analytics to improve patient-access processes in a value-based world. Read the Article

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Four Steps To Develop, Implement, And Operationalize A Bundled Payment Strategy

Four Steps to Develop, Implement, and Operationalize a Bundled Payment Strategy

  • February 17, 2017

By Andrei Gonzales, M.D. In the continuing effort to increase quality and decrease costs, health plans and providers are shifting from volume-based care (fee for service) to a value-based reimbursement structure (fee for value). Value-based reimbursement promises benefits to patients, providers, and health plans, as it encourages delivery of high quality care at the lowest cost, largely by improving clinical and administrative efficiency.¹ This paradigm shift to value-based reimbursement creates increasingly complex reimbursement scenarios for health plans. According to a “Journey to Value” study Change Healthcare commissioned, an overwhelming 97% of health plans and 91% of hospitals are now deploying…

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Two New Federal Interoperability Rules: What You Need To Know

Two New Federal Interoperability Rules: What You Need to Know

  • January 12, 2017

By Lisa Conley Payers and providers are increasingly vocal about their need for health information technology (HIT) systems to interoperate in a consistent and industry-wide manner. While the industry has made progress on this front, recent actions in Washington aim to accelerate the pace of progress while also demonstrating the government’s commitment to HIT interoperability. On October 14th, 2016, the federal government announced two final regulations that impact the ongoing transformation to “full interoperability” in healthcare. One regulation was the nearly 2,400-page final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on implementation of the Medicare and CHIP…

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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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