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Hidden Brain: Slaying The ‘Fee-for-Service Monster’ Of American Healthcare

In the United States, healthcare providers are typically paid based on services provided. The more tests a patient undergoes, the bigger the bill. Vivian Lee, a radiologist and healthcare executive, says this fee-for-service business model needs to be reconsidered. “You’re rewarding people doing things to other people. And actually, in many cases, you’re rewarding that regardless of whether it actually improves a person’s health.” In this episode of Hidden Brain, Lee explores how American medicine has become so profit-driven. What are other possible ways to reach best health outcomes at the lowest price? Listen more from Hidden Brain on

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