The Shift to Value-Based Care
Odds are, you decided to become a physician because you wanted to help people. So you went to medical school, and there you studied anatomy, physiology, and medical microbiology, among other subjects. You learned how to assess a patient’s condition and how to diagnose and treat. What medical school likely didn’t teach you was how to navigate the complicated realities of healthcare reimbursement. So you graduated and learned about that on the job. And just when you got used to fee-for-service reimbursement, the entire healthcare industry is shifting to value-based care and you have to learn all over again. This is particularly frustrating and concerning because if you don’t get reimbursed, not only are you not receiving your paycheck, but your practice could suffer.