How To Know When You Need A Consultant

How to Know When You Need a Consultant

  • October 27, 2017

By David Gallegos Keeping up with all the changes and demands in the healthcare industry evokes the familiar analogy of ‘swimming upstream’ in a fast-moving current. It’s hard to get a firm grasp on rising costs, evolving technologies, and increasing consumer expectations, much less proactively manage them to gain an advantage. Payers have work to do that’s complex and challenging; it includes implementing innovative, value-based reimbursement methodologies, replacing legacy systems with modern software applications, and launching multi-channel communication tools to engage members and providers. While there may be resources in-house capable of researching and orchestrating these initiatives, typically they are…

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How Can We Bridge The Engagement Gap?

How can we bridge the engagement gap?

  • October 27, 2017

In a new report on Multibriefs, writer Christina Thielst cites Change Healthcare’s recent “Engagement Gap” survey. She notes that even as providers and payers push hard to boost consumer engagement, consumers say they want more substance in their healthcare experience. Read the article

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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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New Hyperledger Project Fuels Healthcare Blockchain Development

New Hyperledger Project Fuels Healthcare Blockchain Development

  • October 18, 2017

HIT Infrastructure reports that Hyperledger has launched Hyperledger Quilt, a potential framework for organizations to develop their healthcare blockchain solution. The news comes in the wake of Change Healthcare’s announcement of its Intelligent Healthcare Network using Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. Read the article

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Payers: Participate In The 8th Annual Industry Pulse Study

Payers: Participate in the 8th Annual Industry Pulse Study

  • October 17, 2017

The 8th Annual Industry Pulse Survey is now open! Payers: This is your chance to share your views on the state of the industry in this annual research, which identifies the hottest issues and trends in healthcare from health plans' perspectives. The HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG) and Change Healthcare collaborate to develop the survey, analyze the research, and share the results with the industry. But we can't do it without you. Your insights fuel the Industry Pulse study results. By participating, you'll be among the first to receive the study results, hot off the presses, when published in January. You'll also…

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Make Sure Your Denials Management Efforts Are On Target

Make Sure Your Denials Management Efforts Are on Target

  • October 16, 2017

Healthcare IT News has a feature from Change Healthcare’s Jason Williams who explains that while most organizations are taking an administrative approach to managing denials, there might be a better way to actually collect what they’re owed. Read the article

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