By Matt Fisher – So often, healthcare is about the personal connection established between a patient and a physician, another clinician, or general members of the care team. At least, that is what the ideal scenario may look like, leaving aside the current realities of insufficient time, interferences, and other issues demanding attention.Read More
By David Burda – By any measure or definition, we’re a long way from full adoption of value-based care reimbursement in the U.S. The questions are why and what can we do about it? All we know as consumers of medical care and journalists who write about these things are what payers and providers tell us about why payments still aren’t based on outcomes.
By Richard Watson MD – When I was in medical school, I painted houses for work. While my friends seemed to have medically related jobs, I was out on a ladder with a brush in hand, under the scorching heat of Kansas City. The money was good, and I had a wife and two small children to support.
By Lynn Carroll & Rahul Sharma – The U.S. healthcare system’s transition away from fee-for-service toward value-based care represents the most significant change in how healthcare is delivered and paid for in generations.
By David Burda – It should come as no surprise that two things that I thought went together in healthcare — value-based care and interoperability — don’t really, at least not yet, according to a recently published study in JAMA Health Forum.
RAND study: Examining a wide range of medical practices owned by health systems, researchers found that volume-based compensation was the most-common type of base pay for more than 80% of primary care physicians and for more than 90% of physician specialists.
By Devin Partida – People have ongoing conversations about improving value within health care organizations. But what that means differs across the respective groups. Patients might link high-quality care to value, while providers may view value as synonymous with productivity.
By Sanjay Seth, MD – It was recently calculated the United States spends $3.8 trillion – or 18 percent of the national economy – on healthcare. The current healthcare landscape indicates this spending rate will not slow anytime soon due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an ongoing healthcare crisis.
By John Schwartz – Our healthcare system has evolved based upon the need for a visit, planned or impromptu, to a medical provider. The inefficiencies, glut of utilization and exponentially rising costs that flow from it as funded by the long-standing “fee-for-service” payment methodology have been well chronicled to date.