Category Archives for "Andy Mychkovsky"

The 2 Main Reasons Why PSHPs Fail

Last blog we talked about the potential of the provider-sponsored health plan (PSHP). Creating the next Kaiser or UPMC is a legacy that most health system CEOs would dream of building. Think about the reduced administrative complexity, opportunity to blend claims and medical information to better predict health outcomes, and streamlined member enrollment to reduce uninsured patients (also known as “charity care” or “uncompensated care”).

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What Are Provider-Sponsored Health Plans?

Throughout history, there have been many famous rivalries. Yankees v. Red Sox. Pepsi v. Coca Cola. UNC Chapel Hill v. Duke. But there is only one that stands above all the rest: University of Michigan Wolverines v. Ohio State Buckeyes. In college football, it is simply referred to as “The Game.” Now this is a healthcare innovation blog, so the equivalent to “The Game” in the U.S. healthcare system could only be between the two most important organizations, health plans and hospitals. One holds the money, the other delivers the care. Ardent supporters lob criticism towards each other’s stakeholders related to rising healthcare costs and insufficient innovation. The unstoppable force meeting the immovable object.

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Meditation Is A Billion Dollar Business

For today’s blog, let’s try something different. Instead of writing about a topic I already know about, I’m going to explore the wild world of Meditation Apps. Nearly a quarter of a billion dollars has been invested into this digital health market. And like Aladdin, let me take you on this magic carpet ride figuring out how and why.

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COVID-19’s Impact on Healthcare Startups

I created this blog to help founders and employees grow their healthcare startups. I did that because I’ve been fortunate to work with incredible people, particularly in the art of strategy and business development. The problem is, I don’t have any answers for the real questions you’re really looking for. I can’t build you a sophisticated epidemiological model to accurately predict caseload, ICU capacity, and contact tracing. I can’t tell you what Governor Cuomo is thinking right now because I have no access nor help treat your loved ones for lack of a medical license. All I have is this silly blog.

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COVID-19, Lord of the Rings, & ‘Merica

You’ve seen the headline, “The U.S. now has the most confirmed COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) cases in the world.” This was a sad, but inevitable stage in the war against COVID-19 given America’s lag in testing capabilities and quarantine policies over the past 2 months. If there was any silver lining, I now believe “most” Americans are taking social distancing more seriously. Even some of the tanned Gen Z’ers (“Zoomers”) who recently returned from Florida spring break are expressing their regret. My only problem with the aforementioned clickbait headline is that it lacks a certain context and perspective to actually have an educated debate about policies moving forward. This blog attempts to provide that much needed Je ne sais quoi.

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