HealthEdge to Present on Technology Implications for Payors of the MACRA Rule at the 2016 AHIP National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid and Duals

Session will offer insights and strategies that health plan leaders can use to navigate the new dynamics of provider reporting and reimbursements that the MACRA rule requires

Burlington, MA, October 20, 2016 — HealthEdge®, provider of the only integrated financial, administrative and clinical platform for health insurers, today announced that Vice President of Product Marketing Harry Merkin and Andrew Davis, Vice President and General Manager of the Medicare Segment for Medica will co-present at AHIP’s National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid and Duals, taking place October 23-27 in Washington, D.C. The session, entitled “The MACRA Rule and its Technology Implications for Payors with Medicare Lines of Business,” will provide an overview of key imperatives facing health plans as they prepare for implementation of the finalized Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), and will explore the important steps necessary for organizations with Medicare lines of business.

AHIP’s National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid and Duals showcases the initiatives that demonstrate tremendous promise on improving access, streamlining long-term services and containing costs so that health insurers can strategically plan for next year and beyond. Attendees will gain critical perspectives and analysis from policymakers, health plan leaders, scholars, thought leaders and industry stakeholders as they move forward and adapt to meet new demands.

“The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services continues to pursue quality-driven payment reform, as demonstrated by the final MACRA rule released last week,” said Ray Desrochers, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at HealthEdge. “The final rule makes it clear that while there is some flexibility in the timing for providers to begin recording their quality measures, payors cannot delay in ensuring that they are ready to address both the impact that MACRA will have on their Medicare lines of business and the broad implications of quality-based payment models as they expand throughout our industry.”

The HealthEdge and Medica concurrent session will take place on Tuesday, October 25th at 10:25 a.m. at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. Additionally, attendees can visit HealthEdge at table #19 to meet with company executives and learn more about how HealthEdge customers are leveraging modern technology like HealthRules® to handle quality-driven payment models and “futureproof” their systems and processes against new regulatory requirements like MACRA.

For more information, or to schedule a meeting with company representatives during the event, please click here.

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