By Denny Flint, Director of Operations, Peak MSO
Denny is an award-winning, nationally known speaker, consultant and educator bringing his expertise “to make the complex, simple,” with over 20 years of experience leading physician practices, management service organizations, and healthcare consulting groups. He is also the author/co-author of numerous practice management books and a certified professional coder. Recently Denny released a webinar ‘Holy MACRA-Now What?’ to prepare medical groups for the new value-based world – where success hinges on the ability to collect and measure data.
History will doubtless record the collapse of healthcare’s traditional fee-for-service model. While the ransacking of fee-for-service has taken longer than Visigoth King Alaric’s three-day siege and sack of Rome in 410 AD, both the medical community and the Romans should have seen it coming. After all, when Alaric breached the city gate it was his third siege in as many years. As for the healthcare industry, it began marching inexorably toward value-based reimbursement (VBR) with the advent of Medicare’s Professional Standards Review Organizations in 1972.