“Quality Talk” reaches Episode 30 with an overview of the first quarter of 2018. Primaris CEO Richard A. Royer, in his sixth “Quality Talk” appearance, offers observation and comments on CMS quality initiatives aimed at eliminating the fee-for-service model for reimbursing clinicians and hospitals for Medicare services. (Related: Royer talks Alphabet Soup.)
The topic list also includes the Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway-J.P. Morgan partnership to improve the health of their cumulative one million-plus employees – and at lower cost. Royer also wonders if Amazon’s venture into an exclusive line of over-the-counter products is the next chapter of “Amazon Eats the World.”
The episode also focuses on Big Data, bundled payments, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, and a variety of other topics.