Today we announced that eight health plans representing over 8.5 million lives started using new releases of McKesson Provider Manager™ and McKesson Contract Manager™ last year. As part of our Network Management suite, these solutions help health plans efficiently implement, scale, and synchronize provider networks, contracts, and reimbursement models. Read today's news release get the full story.
Today we announced that thirteen health plans went live on the latest version of McKesson ClaimsXten last year. Now 50% of the top 25 U.S. health plans, their providers, and nearly 100 million covered lives can enjoy the faster, more accurate claims adjudication that ClaimsXten helps make possible. Read the news release to learn more about why these leading health plans chose ClaimsXten.
Today we announced that 622 payers and providers have chosen InterQual® Criteria in recent months to help support their care decisions. A wide array of health plans and hospitals, both public and private, are reflected in these 622 new agreements and renewals. New customers. A renewal rate that exceeds 96%. Broad market acceptance. This industry momentum is one of many reasons why we say InterQual is the leading choice for evidence-based clinical decision support. And there's more news to share with you about the momentum of our decision management solutions overall. Please read the full news release here.
Today we announced the release of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) criteria for autism spectrum disorders in our Behavioral Health InterQual® solution. Demand for autism treatment is growing, as are associated treatment costs. In 2014, the CDC reported 1 in 68 U.S. children were identified with autism spectrum disorder, a 30% increase over their 2012 estimate. And JAMA Pediatrics estimates the average lifetime cost for an autism spectrum disorder is $2.4 million. Part of the increase in demand can be attributed to Federal and state healthcare reforms that mandate greater access to treatment, coupled with more Americans now having health insurance as a result of the ACA. Read the…