Waiting For Payment Reform?

Waiting For Payment Reform?

  • September 10, 2014

On The Health Care Blog, Charles Kenney and Jack Cochran, MD, make the case that primary care physicians should not wait until payments change to start shifting their own practices towards value-based care. They should do it now, because reform is happening. The authors cite the findings from McKesson's 2014 State of Value-Based Reimbursement study, and quote the study: "To remain relevant and competitive, payers, hospitals, health systems, and clinicians must respond now to integrate value-based models into their existing systems." Read the full article here

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ICD-10’s Leadership Crisis: Can CMS Step Up To The Plate?

ICD-10’s Leadership Crisis: Can CMS Step Up to the Plate?

  • August 21, 2014

Medical Practice Insider Associate Editor Madelyn Kearns spoke with Joshua Berman, director of business analytics and ICD-10 for RelayHealth Financial, about how procrastination has hampered readiness efforts; and what CMS, Congress, and physicians can do now to prepare for the fast-approaching go-live date. Read the full interview

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ICD-10’s Leadership Crisis: Can CMS Step Up To The Plate?

ICD-10’s Leadership Crisis: Can CMS Step Up to the Plate?

  • August 21, 2014

Medical Practice Insider Associate Editor Madelyn Kearns spoke with Joshua Berman, director of business analytics and ICD-10 for RelayHealth Financial, about how procrastination has hampered readiness efforts; and what CMS, Congress, and physicians can do now to prepare for the fast-approaching go-live date. Read the full interview

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Maintaining A Framework In Molecular Diagnostic Testing

Maintaining a Framework In Molecular Diagnostic Testing

  • August 6, 2014

[8-6-2014] In OncLive, McKesson Health Solutions Medical Director Douglas Moeller, MD, has advice for physicians who need to make judicious decisions about molecular testing. Look at the tests your practice uses most often and classify them into one of six categories: screening, diagnostic, predictive risk, prognostic risk, companion diagnostics and panel testing. Read the full article here.

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HISTalk Interviews Linda Reed, CIO, Atlantic Health

HISTalk Interviews Linda Reed, CIO, Atlantic Health

  • July 28, 2014

In an eye-opening interview with HISTalk, Linda Reed, CIO of Atlantic Health, talks about her IT challenges, where she's putting her energy now, and what direction Atlantic Health's IT will be heading in the future. She addresses mobile app technology, the big strategic issues that need fixing, technologies for ACOs, population health management, and analytics. Everything, she says, is moving towards retail medicine. "We have to think about fast access, customer service, the customer’s always right — those things that you’ve traditionally heard about retail environments. We have to stop thinking about healthcare as a civil servant-type environment where you call and you…

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ICD-10 Testing At Kaiser Permanente

ICD-10 Testing at Kaiser Permanente

  • July 21, 2014

In ICD-10 Monitor, a Kaiser Permanente exec details how the organization accomplished the momentous task of testing for ICD-10 readiness, which included sending approximately 100 claims to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) via RelayHealth Financial during the ICD-10 Testing Week. Read the details here

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How Health Plans Can Keep Their Approach To New Markets Nimble, Collaborative, And Effective

How Health Plans Can Keep Their Approach to New Markets Nimble, Collaborative, and Effective

  • May 9, 2014

In Managed Care, Michael Flanagan,  associate VP for product management at McKesson Health Solutions, describes what health plans need to do to succeed on the new healthcare exchanges. Plans need new capabilities, such as flexible network management and an unprecedented level of coordination between payers and providers. Payers need to be agile, adjusting to a newly enrolled population, and need the ability to administer more complex product designs, care delivery, and reimbursement initiatives quickly and efficiently. Flanagan lays out a template for health plans to drive their activity on the health insurance exchange. Read the full story here

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