Tag: value based care

Interview with Curation Health CEO Kevin Coloton

June 10th, 2021 by

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Curation Health CEO Kevin Coloton

Kevin Coloton always knew he’d be in healthcare. After all, both of his parents and all of their friends worked in the field. And as a high school athlete he frequently found himself injured and under the care of a physical therapist.

Kevin started off in PT and then gravitated to the business side of healthcare, earning an MBA and accumulating experience as a consultant, hospital administrator, and start-up executive. Just over three years ago he founded Curation Health to simplify care delivery under risk-based contracts. Curation preaches three keys to ensure success: A pre-visit review, contextual recommendations that make it easy for a physician to act, and a post-visit review by a medical coder.

After medical visits dried up in early 2020, fee for service providers looked on with envy at their value based peers who continued to get paid as usual. Curation Health can help, but Kevin explains that FFS providers typically under-appreciate the hard right turn that’s needed to succeed in value based care when your infrastructure is built on a fee for service chassis.

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By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.

The 30 Years’ War for value-based care: Podcast with Archway’s Dave Terry

October 22nd, 2020 by

When Dave Terry started his career in healthcare three decades ago, he noticed something odd and disturbing. The fee-for-service model meant doctors were paid for quantity, not for quality or cost effectiveness. Since then he’s been working to do something about it: for the first twenty years at American Practice Management, then Partners Healthcare and Harborside Healthcare. He made progress, but also learned the limitations of acting against entrenched interests.

For the last decade he’s gotten even more serious, co-founding Remedy Partners in the wake of the Affordable Care Act and then Archway Health, where he is CEO. Archway helps physicians jump into the meaningful risk-based payment models that are finally on offer from the Feds and private carriers.

I compared Dave’s quest to the Thirty Years’ War, but reminded him that there was a Hundred Years’ War, too, so he better gird himself.

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By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group