Revenue Innovation Series

Revenue In Healthcare Innovation Series: Healthcare Huddle




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Dan Murdoch

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Jared Dashevsky


In a recent interview with Adonis, Jared Dashevsky, MD a resident physician at Mount Sinai and the founder of Healthcare Huddle, shared his unique insights on the evolving landscape of healthcare. With a background in Healthcare Systems Engineering, Dr. Dashevsky brings a nuanced perspective to the challenges and innovations shaping the industry.

Bridging the Gap in Healthcare Knowledge

Dr. Dashevsky's journey into healthcare was fueled by his passion for understanding the systemic inefficiencies within the industry. His realization that many medical professionals lacked a comprehensive understanding of healthcare systems, including topics like insurance and physician reimbursement, led to the creation of Healthcare Huddle. This platform serves as a weekly source of key trends and educational content, aiming to fill the knowledge gap among healthcare professionals.

The Rise and Evolution of Healthcare Huddle

Launched in early 2020, Healthcare Huddle quickly gained traction, particularly as the pandemic heightened the need for up-to-date healthcare information. It has grown to over 30,000 health professionals and was acquired by Workweek in November 2021. The platform offers a blend of educational newsletters and perspective pieces from various viewpoints, including physicians, patients, businesses, and systems.

The Changing Landscape of Private Practice

A significant focus of the interview was the shifting dynamics of private practice in medicine. Dr. Dashevsky discussed how more than half of physicians are now employed by hospitals or corporate entities, with private practices struggling to remain independent and competitive. This trend raises concerns about the loss of personal patient-physician relationships and increased corporate influence in medical practice.

The Role of Private Equity in Healthcare

Dr. Dashevsky shed light on the complex relationship between private equity and healthcare providers. While private equity can provide resources and efficiency, it also introduces challenges such as reduced physician autonomy and potential impacts on patient care. He also explained the technicalities of management service organizations (MSOs) and the "friendly PC model," highlighting how these arrangements navigate corporate medicine laws.

Operational Challenges in Revenue Cycle Management

A significant portion of the discussion revolved around the complexities of revenue cycle management (RCM), especially prior authorization. Dr. Dashevsky described the frustration physicians face with insurance companies' denial of necessary patient care, which often leads to delayed treatments and affects revenue collection. He also pointed out the inefficiency of spending up to one-third of potential revenue on the collection process itself.

Navigating Policy and Reimbursement Changes

Dr. Dashevsky emphasized the rapidly changing policies in healthcare, particularly around Medicare and reimbursement standards. These changes are often opaque and confusing, making it challenging for physicians to stay informed and adapt their practices accordingly.

Envisioning the Future of Healthcare

Looking ahead, Dr. Dashevsky expressed hope for a more efficient and equitable healthcare system. He anticipates a future where technology and innovation play a pivotal role in enhancing patient care and reducing systemic inefficiencies. Dr. Dashevsky also foresees a potential shift back towards private practices, driven by physicians' desire for autonomy and improved patient relationships. He emphasizes the importance of staying informed and adaptable in a constantly evolving healthcare landscape.

Healthcare Huddle: A Beacon of Knowledge and Insight

Concluding the interview, Dr. Dashevsky highlighted the mission of Healthcare Huddle as a critical resource for physicians and healthcare professionals. By providing timely and digestible information on complex topics, the platform aims to empower healthcare providers to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the industry.

For those interested in staying abreast of healthcare trends and insights, Dr. Dashevsky encourages visiting Healthcare Huddle's website and engaging with the community on social media platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn.

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