Blockchain: What Is It And How To Build A Business Case

Blockchain: What Is It and How to Build a Business Case

  • December 11, 2017

By Aaron Symanski, CTO, Change Healthcare As much hype as there is around blockchain and Bitcoin, as an architecture for distributed but trustworthy record-keeping blockchain could turn out to be underhyped in the long run. That is why major financial institutions are investigating applications of blockchain, even though it’s best known as a base technology for cryptocurrencies. In addition to financial transactions, blockchain has many other potential applications such as enabling smart contracts in software rather than written in legalese. However, blockchain business models are still a work in progress. I have been huddling with my team to think about…

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TIBCO And Change Healthcare Partner To Accelerate Healthcare Transformation

TIBCO and Change Healthcare Partner to Accelerate Healthcare Transformation

  • December 11, 2017

Change Healthcare and TIBCO Software Inc. today announced a partnership to help providers, payers, and pharmacies make better use of their health IT data. The venture integrates the TIBCO Connected Intelligence portfolio with Change Healthcare’s lineup of software and analytics, network solutions, and technology-enabled services. Read the news release

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Leading The Way: States Driving Value-Based Reimbursement

Leading the Way: States Driving Value-Based Reimbursement

  • December 8, 2017

When the government committed to tying 90% of Medicare payments to value and 50% of payments to alternative payment models by 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services urged other healthcare stakeholders in the same direction. But CMS’s role in payment reform has taken a back seat to innovative efforts occurring at the state level. In this webinar, Lisa Conley, Government Affairs Specialist at Change Healthcare, discusses how she built a state-by-state look at local value-based reimbursement initiatives. Lisa is joined by Brooks Daverman, Director of Health Care Innovation at the Tennessee Division of TennCare, who shares his state’s…

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Change Healthcare Value-Based Solutions Now Used By Health Plans Covering 33% Of US Commercially Insured Lives

Change Healthcare Value-Based Solutions Now Used by Health Plans Covering 33% of US Commercially Insured Lives

  • December 6, 2017

Innovative solutions from Change Healthcare are devising care episodes and operating payment programs at plans representing a commercially insured population of 94.3 million Leading health plans representing 33% of U.S. commercially insured clients are now using value-based payment solutions from Change Healthcare to design, scale, analyze, and help ensure accurate payment for innovative alternative payment programs. Change Healthcare solutions such as HealthQx and Episode Management are being used to model and analyze payment programs, scale them from pilot to nationwide deployment, and help payers continuously improve results. These payment programs include mixed- and alternative payment models, such as bundled payment,…

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Change Healthcare Addresses Looming Medicare Changes At WEDIcon 2017

Change Healthcare Addresses Looming Medicare Changes at WEDIcon 2017

  • December 6, 2017

One of the hot topics at WEDIcon 2017 was the CMS's New Medicare Card Project. This fraud prevention initiative removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help fight identity theft. But changing these ID numbers creates new challenges for claims and reimbursement processing. The new cards will use a unique, randomly-assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), which will replace the Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) now used on Medicare cards. The CMS will begin mailing the new cards to Medicare members in April 2018. As a result, the clock is ticking for stakeholders to update…

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Transforming Bundled Payments Into Episodes Of Care Can Give Hospitals, Payers An Edge

Transforming Bundled Payments into Episodes of Care Can Give Hospitals, Payers an Edge

  • December 5, 2017

You don't often get to see how a major payer is leveraging value-based care to improve their competitive position. But Healthcare Finance Editor-in-Chief Tom Sullivan did manage to get a look into what’s happening at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ). Sullivan spoke at length with Lili Brillstein, BCBSNJ’s Director of Episodes of Care. Brillstein shared how they’re successfully embracing bundled payment efforts, to advance a patient-centered approach with their provider partners. Noting that HealthQX value-based payment software from Change Healthcare is a key part of the effort, the story shows how others can benefit by BCBSNJ’s…

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Transforming Bundled Payments Into Episodes Of Care Can Give Hospitals, Payers An Edge

Transforming Bundled Payments into Episodes of Care Can Give Hospitals, Payers an Edge

  • December 5, 2017

It’s not often that you get to look inside and see how a major payer and their provider network are innovating on the path to value-based care. But Healthcare IT News Editor-in-Chief Tom Sullivan did just that with a rare look into what’s happening at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ). Sullivan took a deep dive, speaking at length with Lili Brillstein, BCBSNJ’s Director of Episodes of Care. Brillstein shared how they’re successfully embracing bundled payment efforts, which she prefers to call, fittingly enough, “episodes of care.” Noting that HealthQX value-based payment software from Change Healthcare is…

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Exclusive Interview With Change Healthcare Discussing The Shift Towards Value-Based Care

Exclusive Interview with Change Healthcare Discussing the Shift Towards Value-Based Care

  • December 5, 2017

Change Healthcare's ACO Partner, a collaborative effort with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona, is empowering the shift to value-based care. The group is dedicated to helping payers and providers navigate the challenges and benefits of VBC and reimbursement. To help bring it all into focus, business advisory firm The Millennium Alliance recently interviewed Change Healthcare about ACO Partner and where the initiative is headed. Read the article

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8 Most Interesting Health IT Partnerships This Week

8 Most Interesting Health IT Partnerships This Week

  • December 1, 2017

In a comprehensive update from Becker's Health IT & CIO Review listing significant health IT partnerships, Change Healthcare was prominently featured for its new joint venture with Zebra Medical Vision. The companies will collaborate on solutions to speed up, automate, and improve radiology workflows for imaging specialists everywhere. Read the article

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