What does the founding CEO of the California Health Care Foundation, Mark Smith, MD, believe will help fix American healthcare? APG President and CEO Don Crane sat down with Dr. Smith, now Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California-San Francisco, to find out. Smith says getting all Americans covered by health insurance, focusing more attention on value-based payment for big-ticket medical devices and drugs, establishing a more rigorous scientific standard for what Medicare will cover, and accelerating people towards value-based payment are key items that will help improve healthcare in the U.S.
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