Revitalizing Primary Care Said Key To Success Of Health Reform

Revitalizing Primary Care Said Key to Success of Health Reform

  • February 26, 2014

Psychiatric News featured comments from McKesson medical director David Nace, MD, in a recent article covering the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), a coalition of advocacy groups dedicated to advancing an effective health system built on a foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). Read the article

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Genomics Come To HIE

Genomics Come to HIE

  • January 20, 2014

Mike Miliard, Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News, reports on the McKesson Diagnostics Exchange, and explains how it provides an online infrastructure -- including the use of Z-Code Identifiers that uniquely identify molecular diagnostics tests -- that helps support the AMA's efforts to advance personalized medicine, promote access to innovative diagnostic capabilities, and improve patient outcomes. Miliard also covers the progress of Palmetto GBA's use of McKesson Diagnostics Exchange and the benefits they are seeing. Read the article

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A Prescription For Specialty Pharmaceuticals

A Prescription for Specialty Pharmaceuticals

  • November 8, 2013

"The explosive growth in molecular diagnostics and specialty pharmaceuticals is outpacing the growth seen in any prior era, raising serious concerns about clinical quality and cost," writes Douglas Moeller, MD, Medical Director, McKesson Health Solutions, in a recent Formulary Watch bylined article. Web-based decision support software and more sophisticated claims auditing software are now available to help clinicians and payers keep pace with new drugs. Dr. Moeller goes on to describe the challenges and complexity of coding specialty pharmaceuticals, using Botox as a prime example. He discusses the issues of having unique tracking/billing codes, multiple indications, market implications, and better outcomes through collaboration of payers,…

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