McKesson Health Solutions has acquired HealthQX™ to expand its value based care portfolio with HealthQX’s value-based payment technology solution, ClarityQx. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.
The acquisition will strengthen McKesson’s ability to support health plans transition to value-based care through automating and scaling complex bundled payments. Integrating ClarityQx with McKesson’s Episode Management gives health plans the ability to automate retrospective bundled payment processes today and move to prospective payment as they are ready.
With the integration of ClarityQX, McKesson can now offer health plans a more complete portfolio that can automate their medical policy, payment policy, value-based reimbursement models, provider management, and contract management.
“The growth of bundled payment is something payers and providers can’t ignore, and we want to ensure our customers have all the tools they need to succeed,” said Carolyn Wukitch, senior vice president of McKesson Health Solutions. “These new value-based payment analytics, reconciliation, and automation capabilities complement our value-based reimbursement suite, because they give our customers the capabilities to prepare for and scale bundled payment.”
In addition to ClarityQx, McKesson’s VBR portfolio also includes McKesson Episode Management™ prospective bundled payment automation solution, McKesson ClaimsXten™ advanced claims auditing rules engine, McKesson Reimbursement Manager™, McKesson Contract Manager™, McKesson Provider Manager™, and McKesson Payer Connectivity Services™.