MCG Health and Children's Community Health Plan to Present on the Success of Health Care Automation at AHIP Institute and Expo

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MCG and CCHP will discuss the innovative software solution, Cite for Collaborative Care, and show how it has improved Utilization Management

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I appreciate MCG’s willingness to listen to the end user and implement solutions that have direct impact on our work.

MCG Health, a leading provider of informed care strategies and part of the Hearst Health network, and Children's Community Health Plan (CCHP), an affiliate of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, are sending thought leaders from their respective organizations to present at the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute and Expo 2017 in Austin, Texas. Their presentation, Empowering Care Via Automation: Using Web-based Content and Technology to Optimize the Payer-Provider Workflow, will share details about MCG’s latest software platform, Cite for Collaborative Care, which enables seamless authorizations between health plans and health care providers. The session will take place during the AHIP Breakfast Briefing, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (Central Time), on Friday, June 9, 2017.

MCG’s Director of Product Management, Dr. Holly Urban, MD, and CCHP’s Rebecca Gall, RN, and Lynn M. Kryfke, RN, MSN, will lead the session about the journey of a health plan optimizing their prior authorization process from a labor-intensive manual effort to one that automates the use of evidence-based guidelines to provide real-time authorizations. They will also highlight the impact of simultaneously driving clinical transformation in the provider network and administrative streamlining within the health plan. Attendees can expect to learn about the implementation process, the lessons learned by both organizations, and key metrics illustrating the tremendous success of this endeavor. There will also be a discussion around emerging tools which support the next stage of workflow evolution.

MCG’s Dr. Holly Urban says, “This session will be a wonderful opportunity for health plan professionals to optimize their relationships with care providers via MCG technology, content, and innovation.”

Lynn Kryfke from CCHP, says, “I appreciate MCG’s willingness to listen to the end user and implement solutions that have direct impact on our work.”

For those who cannot attend the AHIP Institute and Expo session, MCG is offering demos of their Cite for Collaborative Care platform (upon request) via their website.

About Children's Community Health Plan (CCHP)
Children’s Community Health Plan (CCHP), an affiliate of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, is an HMO dedicated to providing access to the highest quality health care and services to their members. CCHP is a member of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), which is a national trade association representing more than 56 nonprofit safety net health plans in 26 states. CCHP is offered in thirteen (13) counties in eastern Wisconsin, and covers more than 130,000 adults and children, making it one of the largest health plans in the state.

About MCG Health
MCG, part of the Hearst Health network, helps healthcare organizations implement informed care strategies that proactively and efficiently move patients toward health. MCG’s transparent assessment of the latest research and scholarly articles, along with our own data analysis, gives patients, providers and payers the vetted information they need to feel confident in every care decision, in every moment. For more information, visit http://www.mcg.com or follow our Twitter handle at @MCG_Health.

About Hearst Health
MCG is part of the Hearst Health network, which also includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, Homecare Homebase, MedHOK, Hearst Health International, Hearst Health Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab (http://www.hearsthealth.com). The mission of Hearst Health is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person's health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from the Hearst Health network reaches 84 percent of discharged patients, 177 million insured individuals, 60 million home health visits, and 3.1 billion dispensed prescriptions.

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