NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today McKesson Health Solutions announced that Health Plan of San Joaquin has licensed McKesson Contract Manager™ to help serve over 300,000 Medicaid members in California’s Central Valley.
Health Plan of San Joaquin will use the flexible contracting solution to help automate its contracting process to engage providers differently by providing higher service levels, improving collaboration and boosting provider satisfaction. In a rapidly changing, highly competitive market, the ability to innovate around what is historically a time-consuming manual process grants health plans more time to focus on the best ways to provide quality healthcare benefits to members.
“We looked at several other systems, but nothing [was] as robust as Contract Manager,” said Dr. Cheron Vail, Chief Information Officer at Health Plan of San Joaquin and a 23-year healthcare IT veteran. “Contract Manager’s functionality and capabilities are simply more evolved and extensive. That said, our decision was based on more than the software. The McKesson team’s domain expertise and functional capabilities in this area are outstanding. These aspects can’t be overlooked when you are automating a mission-critical process for the first time. It’s crucial to have the right partner.”
Contract Manager helps payers lead strategic reimbursement initiatives in a streamlined, automated, collaborative way with providers across the entire contract lifecycle. As part of the McKesson Network Management product suite, in concert with McKesson Provider Manager™ and McKesson Reimbursement Manager™, McKesson Contract Manager helps simplify the design, management, and contracting of provider networks, orchestrate value-based reimbursement strategies, and provide a better experience for members and providers.
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McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 11th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson partners with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.
About Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ)
HPSJ, a not-for-profit health plan initiative developed by San Joaquin County, has been serving members and the community since 1996. Located in the heart of California’s multicultural Central Valley, HPSJ is the leading Medi-Cal managed care provider in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. HPSJ offers a broad network of providers and works closely with physicians to develop programs and services to ensure quality health care for over 300,000 members. With a staff of close to 300 employees in multiple regional sites, HPSJ strives to improve healthcare delivery for underserved families and individuals. As San Joaquin Health Administrators, HPSJ also acts as a licensed third-party administrator to San Joaquin County’s own employee health plan. For more information, visit www.hpsj.com.