Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

May 23, 2024

The Unseen Influence of the RUC on Healthcare

This episode of 'Relentless Health Value' features a discussion with Brian Klepper, a healthcare analyst and former CEO of the National Business Coalition on Health, about the powerful yet obscure RUC (RBRVS Update Committee) and its significant impact on the economics of...


May 16, 2024

For a full transcript of this episode, click here.

The episode today is somewhat of a follow-on to the show with Lauren Vela, which was episode 406 about employer inertia. If we’re talking about inertia, though, we’d be remiss not to get a little circumspect about the whole affair and subject some other stakeholders...


May 9, 2024

For a full transcript of this episode, click here.

I’m gonna encore this episode with David Scheinker, PhD, for several reasons; but here’s a big one: Why are we as an industry not doing what David Scheinker suggests in this episode?

Why are we not doing, I don’t know, kinds of logical things to reduce admin...


May 2, 2024

For a full transcript of this episode, click here.

This conversation I am having with Dan Mendelson, my guest today, all started with a post that he had written on LinkedIn considering how pharmacy benefits can or should be optimized within the broader context of value-based care. Total cost of care, value-based medical...


Apr 25, 2024

For a full transcript of this episode, click here.

I’ve been in a couple of meetings lately. In one case, a healthcare company came up with a strategy and deployed it; and the strategy didn’t go as planned. The other one, it did go as planned—it worked great. Of course, I’m coming in on the back end like a...