Diagnostic Imaging and Healthcare 3.0

Today, healthcare in the United States encompasses a disproportionate amount of the economy, hovering just below 20% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  It has been immune to rational market forces that would ultimately drive competition and value in any other industry.  No other country in the world has faced such high cost and low return as measured […]

The Value of Bundled Payments in the Value-Based Healthcare Transformation

At 17.7% of GDP, healthcare costs in the United States hold the dubious distinction of being the most expensive among the 37 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, significantly more than Switzerland (12.3%) and France (11.3%), the second and third highest spenders.  But wait, you say: “you get what you pay for”.  Not […]

Prevention & Disease Management are Game Changers in APM Quality Performance

When itemizing quality measures across numerous Alternative Payment Model (APM) contracts, you are likely to end up with a plethora of metrics and even more variations in their definitions, scoring calculations, target thresholds, and impact on financial performance. To improve quality and prioritize this work for primary care providers, we look for measures that are […]

Lessons Learned from the Pandemic: Creating Sustainable Change to our Healthcare System

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed both the best and the worst of our nation’s healthcare system. On the positive side, we saw our healthcare heroes selflessly care for patients at significant personal risk and much well-deserved public appreciation for the service they provide each day. Alternatively, the pandemic has highlighted the fragility and fragmentation of […]