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.