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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Steps To Building A Consumer-Centric Payment Network

Steps to Building a Consumer-Centric Payment Network

  • November 14, 2017

Cory Gaines, head of product management for network solutions at Change Healthcare, has a new feature on HFMA.org, on the value of building clinical and financial information networks that take consumer preferences into account. Read the article

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10 Ways To Offset The Self-Pay Cycle

10 Ways to Offset the Self-Pay Cycle

  • November 13, 2017

As more employers shift to consumer-directed health plans, many patients are challenged to meet their financial responsibilities. But in a new feature on Healthcare Finance, Ken Carr, VP of Revenue Cycle Management at Change Healthcare, offers up suggestions on how to improve self-pay collection and communication. Read the article

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State-by-State VBR Initiatives “At A Glance”

State-by-State VBR Initiatives “At A Glance”

  • November 13, 2017

You might have seen the news release this morning announcing the latest Change Healthcare research study, which details value-based reimbursement initiatives for all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. In addition to the full report, there is an accompanying infographic that provides at-a-glance access to the full scope of all the programs in place in every state. See the infographic

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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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