While the ability of lifestyle medicine to reverse chronic disease and reduce health care costs is well documented there are currently no incentives encouraging the widespread adoption of LM by health care providers. Most, if not all, provider reimbursement systems (fee-for-service, value-based, or salary) do nothing to directly reward health care providers for actually improving patient health and reducing costs. This presentation will discuss a new recurring reimbursement model that pays for improvement in patient health rather than the number of office visits, prescriptions written, or procedures performed. By demonstrating to key decision makers at health care payers the substantial future cost savings resulting from improved health outcomes, this model offers lifestyle medicine practitioners an opportunity for generous compensation.


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Tue, 23 Oct 2018


10:00am - 11:00am