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Payers to Focus on Price Transparency, Data Exchange at HIMSS19

February 1, 2019 - Price transparency, data exchange strategies, and the challenges of addressing administrative burdens will be among the key discussion topics for payers at this year’s HIMSS Global Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. Over 45,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, and executives will gather at the Orange County Convention Center in February to discuss innovative...

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Aetna, Anthem, HCSC Back Healthcare Blockchain Initiative

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Aetna, Anthem, and Health Care Service Corporation announced a new partnership with IBM and PNC Bank focused on bringing blockchain technology to healthcare. “The aim is to create an inclusive blockchain network that can benefit...

BlueCross BlueShield Strikes Deal to Improve Health Data Exchange

by Chuck Green

In an agreement that will support physicians and upgrade health outcomes for its members, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has announced a partnership with HEALTHeLINK. It will enable local participating physicians to access...

Aetna Joins Healthcare Blockchain Alliance, Pilot Project

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Not long after closing its deal to be acquired by CVS Health, health payer Aetna has signed on to pilot the use of blockchain technology as part of the Synaptic Health Alliance. In a statement with new fellow participants Ascension, the...

APMs, Health Data Exchange among Top Payer Reform Goals

by Thomas Beaton

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) offered policymakers and stakeholders healthcare reform priorities, including alternative payment models (APMs) and health data exchange, that aim to lower overall healthcare costs and improve...

3 Key Steps for Health Payers to Meet HEDIS Quality Measures

by Vera Gruessner

Health insurance companies are slowly moving toward adopting alternative payment models based on pay-for-performance metrics. This means more payers and providers are focused on meeting HEDIS quality measures. The scores payers receive on...

Successful Accountable Care Organizations Use 3 Key Strategies

by Vera Gruessner

Health payers and providers who are seeking to form accountable care organizations will need to follow key steps in order to avoid the issues associated with these payment models and truly succeed in an accountable care environment. Below...


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