McKesson closes bundled payment deal

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In what was described as an “industry first,” McKesson Health Solutions and HealthQX™ have signed an agreement involving bundled payments. The news was presented at the Healthcare Financial Management Association's annual National Payment Innovation Summit, held this week in Memphis.

The agreement allows clients to use HealthQX's ClarityQx and then dive into McKesson's Episode Management™ and other VBR (value-based reimbursement) solutions from McKesson.

Under the terms of the agreement, HealthQX and McKesson will jointly market their solutions to their respective customers. Users will have a single point of contact for bundled payment management.

“Interest in bundled payment as a fast path to VBR has never been greater, and payers and providers alike need help getting started and scaling up,” says Carolyn Wukitch, senior vice president of McKesson Health Solutions. “The power of our combined solutions will help customers with retrospective or prospective payment programs across the board, from the front-end analysis, where HealthQX is a leader, to automating and scaling operations within their claim workflow using McKesson's innovative suite of value-based reimbursement solutions.”