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how consumers, employers, and the government are coming “off the sidelines” in value-based care

September 19, 2018

While collaboration between payers and providers is the most crucial component of delivering better care at lower cost in the United States, groups such as consumers, employers, and the government have a critical role to play in fostering this partnership. And as Verscend president and CEO Emad Rizk, M.D., writes in a new article for First Report Managed Care, these once-peripheral stakeholders are now taking more concrete steps to drive this collaboration.


Read the piece as Dr. Rizk discusses: 

  • How consumers have motivated providers to share more data with payers
  • How employers have exerted their influence over payers and their provider networks
  • How the government is boosting the flow of information between EHR systems


Check out the full article in First Report Managed Care.

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As senior manager of strategic communications, Jeff oversees several communication initiatives for Verscend, including its blog and social media presence. Before joining the company in 2016, he worked in journalism as the morning host and news director for KCPW, a public radio station in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was a proposal writer for ARUP Laboratories. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California and an MBA from the University of Utah.

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