PodcastVBP in 2022

Doctors Just Took a Pay Cut – VBP in 2022 with Gail Zahtz – Part 3

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program final rule on Nov. 2 and there are big changes to physician payments. In particular, the Medicare conversion factor, which forms the basis for payments to clinicians, will be lowered by 3.7%. There’s nuance in calculating the

PodcastVBP in 2022

Are We Crying Wolf? VBP in 2022 with Gail Zahtz – Part 2

We planned to discuss quality measures but shifted to address a very important piece of listener feedback after the preview and Episode 1. The comments came from a doctor in the audience and I know there are many more doctors and healthcare administrators who feel the same way. The feedback, in short, is that we’ve

PodcastVBP in 2022

Health Equity is Population Health – VBP in 2022 with Gail Zahtz – Part 1

There’s a lot of unknowns as we head into 2022, but one thing is certain: Health Equity will be a major focus for CMS and CMMI. Gail Zahtz, CEO of PropHealth, tells us that “value-based payment models have failed to deliver on the promise of health equity” and that is a major reason why CMMI

PodcastVBP in 2022

Series Preview: Everything You Need to Know About Value-Based Payment Models to Prepare for 2022 with Gail Zahtz

What is going on with Value-based payment models in healthcare? We’ve been talking about it for years and despite all the chatter and investment, uptake has been slow. Now, the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) has put many of its models on hold including the Direct Contracting Geo model that we covered earlier this year. Does

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Communicating Healthcare to Humans with Talya Miron-Shatz

We’re less rational, less logical, and less deliberate than we like to believe. We have biases and regularly use heuristics, or mental shortcuts, to make our decisions. Most of the time we aren’t even aware it’s happening. Every actor in healthcare has these tendencies. Health systems have biases that influence doctors. Doctors have biases that


Spin-offs and Joint Ventures: Another way to Innovate with The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic

There are many ways to innovate within an existing organization. However, it can be difficult to move as fast as you’d like within the constructs of an established business model and culture. For one, it’s difficult for your team to innovate on top of their “day job”. Second, it can be difficult to hire and