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David Contorno “No one is telling you that what it takes to be successful has changed……until NOW” -Jim Keenan, author of Not Taught “Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think”...

Nick Soman, CEO of Decent Originally posted 9/20/2018 on Hackernoon Americans hate their health insurance more than everything but Comcast. Literally: the industry gets a lower net promoter score than any other except TV and internet service. Net promoter score (NPS) by U.S. industry We hate our health insurance...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjtpR2KodNs Eric Haberichter's organization, Access HealthNet, develops episodic case rates (i.e., procedural bundles) for employers, health plans and providers. Here's a quick 4.5 minute overview of this next generation reimbursement methodology. Click here to see the next Valid Points article: Tids n Bits. ...

Linda Riddell, VP, Strategic Initiatives, Validation Institute No Pain, Still Pills? Claims for almost 30 percent of physician office visits where an opioid is prescribed do not have a pain-related condition listed among the first five diagnoses, according to a recent Annals of Internal Medicine article....

Brian Klepper At its core, America’s health care value crisis is really rooted in our system-wide failure to focus on managing quality. Health outcomes for specific conditions and procedures vary wildly across providers, health plans and markets. A highly regarded 2008 PricewaterhouseCoopers study estimated that more...

Linda Riddell, VP, Strategic Initiatives, Validation Institute Watch Your Steps: why the 10,000 daily goal is built on bad science from the Guardian. Who knew this started as an advertising campaign in Japan in the 1960s? It’s an example of flimsy things pretending to be fact. “See...

David Contorno, formerly of Lake Norman Benefits, now of ePowered Benefits, has burst onto the scene as an articulate and passionately activist voice for wholesale health care change, particularly for small and middle market employers. In this 10 minute video, he lays out his perspective. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cDxQrsRtKQ Go to...