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Building the First FDA Approved Autonomous AI in Healthcare – Dr. Michael Abramoff and Seth Rainford

Have you ever had an idea that you just had to make real? No matter what it took… no matter what obstacles were in your way… no matter how many times people told you no… you just couldn’t stop until it existed? Well, this is one of those stories. It begins with an idea in

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Making Machine Learning Available to the Masses – Dr. Taha Kass-Hout – AWS

We talk about ML and AI quite a bit on this show. Our angle is always to avoid the hype and help you find the practical applications that you can put to work right now. Today’s episode is a great extension of this ongoing conversation. We talk with Dr. Taha Kass-Hout, Chief Medical Officer and

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The No Surprises Act is Full of Surprises – VBP in 2022 with Gail Zahtz – Part 4

The No Surprises Act intends to prevent patients from getting burned with huge, unexpected bills for medical services. It is a needed law – medical bills are the #1 cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. And it’s certainly noble in its intentions. However, the healthcare machine works in unexpected and unintuitive ways. It has a

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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

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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

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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