‘We Honor Veterans’ Program Targets Vets in Community-Based Care

Posted On: March 24th, 2015

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Program Targets Vets in Community-Based Care

The graying of America also is hitting the nation’s Veterans Affairs facilities, where vets who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam have reached their 70s or older. According to a story from NPR, more veterans are dying in … Continue Reading

Anthem Breach Puts Focus on Data Security

Posted On: March 17th, 2015

By Dave Paulson
Senior Director of Product Development, McKesson
Anthem Breach Puts Focus on Data Security

The Anthem breach, which affects the patient and demographic information of nearly 79 million people, has shined a bright light on data security practices among healthcare providers. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, covered the privacy … Continue Reading

Is Your Agency Ready for Value-Based Payments?

Posted On: March 10th, 2015

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Is Your Agency Ready for Value-Based Payments?

The days of fee-for-service reimbursement appear to be numbered, caught up in lofty Triple Aim goals and the rise of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and alternative payment models. Is your organization prepared for the changes? Do you have a data … Continue Reading

4 Expert Ways to Boost Patient Experience

Posted On: March 3rd, 2015

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
4 Expert Ways to Boost Patient Experience

I was interested to read a recent Forbes article by customer experience expert Micah Solomon. He outlined eight things hospitals can do to improve their HCAHPS scores, and it seemed to me that home health and hospice organizations could benefit … Continue Reading

OIG Report Raises Questions About Hospice Care at Assisted Living Facilities

Posted On: February 24th, 2015

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
OIG Report Raises Questions About Hospice Care at Assisted Living Facilities

A report published in January by the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that Medicare payments for hospice care in assisted living facilities more than doubled in five years. The report said hospices provided care much … Continue Reading