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

Health plans and hospitals see bundled payment as the fastest growing value-based payment model. They predict that the model will account for 17% of reimbursements in the next five years. But where do you begin? Start with this four-step guide, Bundled Payment 101: A Guide to Getting Started Quickly. The steps include analyzing data to identify episodes of interests, defining quality and savings targets, creating a transparent collaboration between payers and providers, and pulling it all together with a cloud-based claims analytics tool. Read now or download and read later

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McKesson To Launch Analytics-as-a-Service At HIMSS17

McKesson to Launch Analytics-as-a-Service at HIMSS17

  • February 15, 2017

McKesson revealed plans to debut a cloud-based analytics-as-a-service offering at HIMSS17 in Orlando next week. Called HQX Analytics, the consulting service helps providers and payers collaborate to develop successful value-based strategies as they transition from volume to value. Read the article

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Andrei Gonzales On Value-Based Care Innovations

Andrei Gonzales on Value-Based Care Innovations

  • February 10, 2017

The transition to value-based care has been helpful in getting providers to examine their own performance and find ways to improve quality. It allows providers to look at care as an episode of care, which is how patients experience it, and see where they can improve their care, says Andrei Gonzales, of McKesson Health Solutions. See the video

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BPCI Bundles Don’t Fuel Volume Increases: Analysis

BPCI Bundles Don’t Fuel Volume Increases: Analysis

  • February 8, 2017

New research found no evidence that bundled payment models increase the volume of procedures. Researchers compared major lower joint replacement rates among participants in Medicare’s Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program with rates of all other Medicare hospitals from 2011 through 2015. They found procedures at BPCI hospitals increased by 2.5% compared to a 9.7% increase among other hospitals. Read the article

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McKesson HealthQx First To Be Certified On Latest Version Of PROMETHEUS Care Episodes

McKesson HealthQx First to be Certified on Latest Version of PROMETHEUS Care Episodes

  • February 8, 2017

Today McKesson Health Solutions announced that HealthQx became the first healthcare analytics platform to earn Claims and Provider Analysis Certification for all 97 episode-of-care definitions in the PROMETHEUS Analytics model. HealthQx helps health plans and health systems simplify the design, implementation, and monitoring of value-based models such as bundled care. HealthQx was certified by Altarum Institute’s Center for Payment Innovation. Read the news release

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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

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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