EDITOR’S PRIVILEGE: The Pandemic and Going Mask-Less

EDITOR’S POINT OF PRIVILEGE

This week, for the first time in a year, I took a walk without wearing a mask. It was all going great until I saw a woman walking her dog approach me. She was wearing a mask, and my body instinctively moved to cross the street to give her space. It made me realize that we’ve been living in fear of other humans, which is pretty sad.

Pandemic-era habits die hard, but I’m confident we can once again re-wire our brains to view other people not as biological vectors for disease, but as … people, just with germs.

So, here’s to hoping this summer, we’ll learn to come together as quickly as we learned to distance.

DAVID EDWARD MARCINKO

Invite: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/dr-david-marcinkos-bookings/

Topics: https://healthcarefinancials.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/imba-inc-firm-services.pdf

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Health Equity in Value Based Payments

Health Equity Should Be a Key Value in Value-Based Payment and Delivery Reform

By: Sahil Sandhu

By: Robert S. Saunders PhD

By: Mark B. McClellan MD PhD

By: Charlene A. Wong MD MSHP

Value-based payment (VBP) structures have the potential to reduce health disparities and, during the pandemic, health care organizations with VBP models have had greater flexibility to effectively pivot their care delivery.

This Health Affairs Blog post outlines three strategies for payers and providers to embrace health equity in VBP design and implementation.

LINK: https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20201119.836369/full/

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PODCAST: Could Money be the Root of Optimal Patient Outcomes?

ETHICS AND THE HEALTH ECONOMICS OF THE DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

QUERY: Is a financial relationship necessary to improve the doctor-patient relationship?

ANSWER: Dr. Tony Dale, a British-trained physician, emphatically says … YES.

Editor’s Note: Dr. Tony Dale, founder of Sedera Health, spoke at the 2020 FMMA Mini-Conference on Medical Entrepreneurship.

-Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA CMP®

[Editor-in-Chief]

Dr. Tony Dale - Entrepreneur and Founder of Sedera Health ...

PODCAST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TER9xNUHAlE

ASSESSMENT: Your thoughts are appreciated.

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