The High Cost Of Unneeded Procedures

The High Cost of Unneeded Procedures

  • November 2, 2017

Suresh Yarlagadda, Change Healthcare Medical Director, Clinical Strategy, has a new feature piece on Healthcare Informatics about unnecessary medical care. In it, he examines a recent survey on the issue and looks at what’s behind medical decisions. Read the article

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State Rep. Kay Khan Visits Change Healthcare Newton Office

State Rep. Kay Khan Visits Change Healthcare Newton Office

  • October 27, 2017

On Thursday morning, October 26th, Massachusetts State Representative Kay Khan (D-Newton) visited Change Healthcare’s Newton, Mass., office to learn more about the company and to meet with our InterQual team. A nurse by training, Rep. Khan is a 23-year veteran of the Massachusetts legislature. She works on issues related to behavioral health, domestic violence, and criminal justice reform. She also serves as the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities, and is the Chair of the Mental Health Caucus. Rep. Khan joined the Newton staff for breakfast and engaged in a wide-ranging and informative…

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Change Healthcare At Ehi LIVE 2017

Change Healthcare at ehi LIVE 2017

  • October 27, 2017

Change Healthcare will be inspiring a better healthcare system at ehi LIVE 2017 -- the UK's leading event for digital health, hospital information, cyber security and healthcare innovation -- Oct. 31st & Nov. 1st, 2017, in stand D62 in Hall 1 of NEC in Birmingham, U.K. In addition to showcasing its suite of radiology and cardiology imaging, workflow and care solutions, Change Healthcare will present and participate in the following events: “Delivering Healthcare Transformation” -- On October 31st at 3:00 p.m., Navesh Kandiyil, MD, MBA, Physician Executive, Change Healthcare, will share how Change Healthcare is working with Trusts and Consortium Partnerships globally…

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Unnecessary Care: It’s Not Necessary

Unnecessary Care: It’s Not Necessary

  • October 26, 2017

By Suresh Yarlagadda, MD, Medical Director, Clinical Strategy, Change Healthcare Unnecessary care is unnecessarily in the news these days. We say “unnecessarily” because such care—as well as the associated costs it incurs and risks it poses for patients—can be mitigated. Kaiser Health News just published a report, “So Much Care It Hurts: Unneeded Scans, Therapy, Surgery Only Add to Patients’ Ills” which describes aggressive over-treatment for breast cancer. And a story in Health Affairs, “Low-Cost, High-Volume Health Services Contribute the Most to Unnecessary Health Spending” showed that a preponderance of prescribed low-value health services offered little medical value while increasing…

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Hear About The Latest In Healthcare Trends From Change Healthcare Experts At The Annual MGMA Conference

Hear About the Latest in Healthcare Trends from Change Healthcare Experts at the Annual MGMA Conference

  • October 2, 2017

The annual MGMA conference, being held this year in Anaheim, CA, from October 8 through October 11, is a great opportunity to hear about the latest in healthcare trends, innovation and leadership. Change Healthcare experts will be there offering counsel on improving the quality of care for patients while improving practices’ revenue performance. A highlight will be a talk by Keith Slater, VP of Development for Change Healthcare, who will give advice on how to offer the best care possible in the wake of healthcare reform and the shift to value-based care. His presentation, “Driving Quality Care, Reimbursement, & Patient…

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