Increasing the Value of Value-Based Contracts: Countering Implicit Bias with Attentive Listening

We are pleased to partner with Institute member Dr. Richard Walker and offer this timely intelligence brief which examines the value of value-based contracts in regard to health equity. Recognizing that alternative payment models don’t address disparities on their own, Dr. Walker affirms that attentive listening is the key countering implicit bias. Read more to understand the importance and potential impact from attentive listening!

Dr. Richard W. Walker Jr., MD, MBA served on the faculty of the University of Texas at the Galveston Medical Center and was the Medical Director of Concentra’s largest healthcare center, of their 300+ US facilities, at the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Walker is the author of several books, the most recent and acclaimed, Black Health Matters, and many peer-reviewed articles. He has been a healthcare consultant for 20 years and is the Founder/CEO of Walker Health Care Holdings, Inc. and TVP-Care, LLC based in Houston, TX. 

He is also featured in Race to Value podcast episode #113 – Black Health Matters: Improving Population Health Equity within African American Communities.

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