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

Blockchain: What It Is 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 under-hyped 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've been huddling with my team to think about ways…

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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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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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Blockchain In Healthcare: From Possible To Probable

Blockchain in Healthcare: From Possible to Probable

  • November 29, 2017

The growing appeal of blockchain in healthcare , and Change Healthcare’s early adoption of blockchain, was prominent in a new feature in Healthcare IT News. The article notes how the company's efforts will make it easier for customers to optimize their revenue cycle, among other significant benefits. Read the article

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