Beth Prince

4 Steps to Improve Self-Pay Collections

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We all know the risks associated with self-pay patient accounts. The cost to collect is up to three times higher than on commercial insurance accounts, and the longer a self-pay balance goes unpaid, the lower the probability you will ever collect. The reality is, these problems are here to stay because of rising healthcare costs and more high-deductible, consumer-driven healthcare insurance plans.

McKesson Corporation

4 Ways to Drive System-Wide Value

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In February 2016, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services made a game-changing announcement that affects the quality measures reporting requirements on providers generally and on physician practices specifically. The CMS said it and major private health insurers and major physician organizations agreed to standardized core sets of quality measures for seven delivery models and clinical services lines. In short, the agreement means that physician groups will be collecting and reporting the same set of quality measures to all payers for a particular delivery model or clinical service line.

Tomer Levy

Quality on the Rise: National Transformations Result in Significantly Improved Outcomes in Ireland and Canada

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5 lessons learned in Ireland's quality improvement program

Recently I was at UKRC, the largest radiology tradeshow in the UK, and I had the opportunity to join two McKesson customers at a symposium about transformation driven by quality in imaging. These customers told us how their organizations used strong governance groups, data-driven decision making processes and continuous improvement to improve quality in their imaging workflows across their entire enterprises.

Tomer Levy

4 Must-have Elements of Radiology Workflow in a Value-Based World

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Integrated Radiology Workflow for Better Outcomes

The transition to value-based care is pushing radiology beyond its traditional borders, and success in this new model is measured in better patient outcomes. In order to achieve those outcomes, radiologists and their colleagues in the hospital and referring community need broad access to both data and images. A more integrated, collaborative radiology workflow can connect both systems and people, which helps provide much-needed context for better patient care. Here are four characteristics of an integrated, value-based radiology workflow.

McKesson Corporation

Three Ways to Stay in Step with Value-based Reimbursement

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Last week the results were reported from the second in a series of national research studies on healthcare’s transition from volume to value, conducted by ORC International and commissioned by McKesson. “Journey to Value: The State of Value-Based Reimbursement in 2016” surveyed 465 payers and hospitals in March. The findings reveal that healthcare is well down the road towards full value-based payment. Andrei Gonzales, M.D., director, VBR Initiatives, McKesson Health Solutions, shares his insights in this second in our two-part series on our Focus Ahead blog.