The Pulse Of Preventative Care

The Pulse of Preventative Care

  • October 20, 2014

Benefits Pro tackles lingering questions about the Affordable Care Act's mandate to cover preventive care. The article quotes Dr. David Nace, vice president of clinical development and medical director at McKesson, on which procedures constitute preventive care versus treatment. Dr. Nace also discusses concerns physicians have about the value of offering preventive care when patients are not incentivized to follow through with healthy behaviors. Read the full article

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Discovering The Unseen Risks Of DNA Testing

Discovering the Unseen Risks of DNA Testing

  • October 20, 2014

On a Reach MD podcast, Brian McDonough, MD, talks with Doug Moeller, MD, Medical Director at McKesson Health Solutions, about how physicians can be prepared to support and manage patients undergoing DNA testing. He warns that there are risks to genetic testing such as uncovering latent medical diseases and disorders or uncovering surprising family findings. With more than 14,000 registered genetic tests, being prepared to counsel patients is a challenging yet critical undertaking. Listen to the podcast

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Quality And Cost: Healthcare Leaders Learn How To Redefine Value

Quality and Cost: Healthcare Leaders Learn How to Redefine Value

  • October 9, 2014

Insurance News Net covers the movement towards publishing quality and safety metrics to improve healthcare and lower costs. McKesson medical director David Nace, MD, was quoted about the need for providers and payers to collaborate in order to move towards value-based care, and that physician buy-in is crucial to the success of value-based reimbursement. Read the full article

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Can Efficient Network Management Bring You Closer To Value-based Reimbursement?

Can Efficient Network Management Bring You Closer to Value-based Reimbursement?

  • October 2, 2014

There is a cascading inefficiency problem in many network management approaches today. Chances are your network management is using multiple data sources, still relying on paper-driven processes, struggling with long cycle times, or built on an older platform that has not integrated multiple systems well. Worse still, these administrative mistakes and nuisances may be holding you back from the solid foundation your systems need to enact successful value-based reimbursement in the future. As the industry changes, one of the keys to success is putting the technology in place to have more flexible financial and network systems. Due to government reform,…

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Happy ICD-10 Anniversary!

Happy ICD-10 Anniversary!

  • October 1, 2014

Here's a commemorative cartoon for your office refrigerator!   But don't thank us for it. Thank our colleagues at RelayHealth Financial, where you'll find more revenue cycle management cartoons and expertise on ICD-10 readiness to boot. In fact, RelayHealth Financial's full suite of financial connectivity solutions were ready for ICD-10 -- including support for true end-to-end testing -- a full two years ahead of the U.S. government deadline. So enjoy the anniversary. And hop on over to RelayHealth Financial to learn more about ICD-10 readiness, because the final countdown to ICD-10 has begun.      

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How Do You Pay For Value-based Care?

How Do You Pay for Value-based Care?

  • October 1, 2014

"Although no one yet knows where the sea change of value-based payment is headed, there's no doubt that this is a trend with longevity," writes Amber Taufen, a writer for Benefits Pro. In her thorough look at value-based models, she examines the trends, the challenges and new strategies for lowering the nation's medical bill. Taufen also quotes leading experts on value-based reimbursement, including McKesson VP and Medical Director David Nace, MD, who explains what's driving the shift to value based care: "We know so clearly that higher-value care—more preventive care, more evidence-based care, more patient-centered care where the patient is engaged—is usually…

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ICD-10 Questions That Still Need Answers

ICD-10 Questions That Still Need Answers

  • October 1, 2014

October 1st was supposed to be the day that ICD-10 went live. Instead, it was delayed as part of the SGR "patch" bill until 2015. RelayHealth's ICD-10 cartoon, "Wait for it ...", added a touch of humor to Carl Natale's commemoration of the launch that wasn't on ICD10Watch. See it here

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How Do You Pay For Value-based Care?

How Do You Pay for Value-based Care?

  • September 25, 2014

An article in Benefits Pro bemoans the lack of unified metrics to determine how to define value in value-based care. McKesson VP and Medical Director David Nace, MD, said in the article: “Every payer has different metrics and different methods of payment. That’s the wild cowboy market economy we’re in, and we need to move toward alignment.” The article asks who is leading the standardization and covers other issues such as the need for metrics on which to base measurement of care value. Read the full article 

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A Year Away From ICD-10, What To Do Now To Prepare

A Year Away from ICD-10, What to Do Now to Prepare

  • September 22, 2014

Even though we're a full year away from the ICD-10 deadline, payers and providers should not take an "ICD-10 readiness break." That's according to Josh Berman, Director of Analytics and ICD-10 at RelayHealth Financial, who shared his three steps to ICD-10 preparedness -- readiness, transparency, and testing -- with Becker's Hospital Review readers. Read the full story

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ICD-10 Is Around The Corner, For Real This Time

ICD-10 is Around the Corner, for Real This Time

  • September 18, 2014

Josh Berman, Director of Analytics and ICD-10 at RelayHealth Financial, tells McKnight's why the ICD-10 delay is not a license to sit back and relax. Providers need to continue testing or get moving now if they haven't started, or risk not being ready to go next October. Aside from testing, Berman urges providers to get their coders trained "asap." Read the full article here

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