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September 24 · Issue #78 · View online
Everything you always wanted to know about the health care system. But were afraid to ask.

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On today’s edition of the THCB Reader: Luke Oakden-Rayner dives deeper in Viz.ai’s reimbursement plan with the CMS and speaks directly to Dr. Chris Mansi, CEO of Viz.ai about the implications for AI in radiology in the future; Taylor Christensen breaks down a different approach to alternative payment models that would be difficult to implement but would create the right environment for a better system in health care; and Kim Bellard writes about WeDoctor, a branch of WeChat, which provides users with health content, telehealth services, a network of trusted doctors, insurance, and a whole lot more. On Episode 152 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jess asks me about Amwell’s IPO, Outset Medical’s IPO, Ready raising $54M and more! Jess, on the WTF Health Show, speaks to Ginger’s co-founder & COO Karan Singh and CEO Russell Glass about the mental health care market’s state-of-play including the buzz around their own business. Remember to join us for THCB Gang Episode 26 LIVE today from 1PM PT/4PM ET! Enjoy! – Matthew Holt

Sept 24, Luke Oakden-Rayner
In his previous post on the recent decision by CMS to reimburse Viz.ai’s stroke detection model, Luke briefly explained how this funding model will work, but it is so darn complicated that it deserves a much deeper look. To get more information, Luke went to the primary source: Dr. Chris Mansi, the co-founder and CEO of Viz.ai. This decision might form the basis of AI reimbursement in the future, so what are the implications for AI in radiology? What can we learn from Viz.ai’s path to reimbursement and their subscription based model? 

Sept 23, Taylor Christensen
Alternative payment models (APMs) are a hot topic these days, and everyone seems to agree that we need to transition toward them and away from fee for service (FFS). But how should we do it? Taylor breaks down a very different approach from the one currently being used by policy makers, which would require changes that might be more difficult to make. But it would also not be limited by our current understanding of the “best” APMs. Instead, it would create the right environment for our health care system to continually shift toward better and better payment models as they are invented and refined by those who understand the issues best.

Sept 22, Kim Bellard
You’ve probably heard about TikTok, especially lately. But you may have paid less attention to what’s been going on with WeChat, another China-based app. WeChat was part of the original proposed ban, which a federal judge blocked this weekend, hours before it was due to go into effect. a “Swiss Army knife” app, able to do many tasks – not just messaging and social networking, but also games, shopping, and payments. But it’s also important to users’ health, offering health content, telehealth, a network of trusted doctors, a form of health insurance, and WeDoctor. 
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