Will The Hospital CEO Against Payment Reform Please Stand Up?

One hospital chief is opposed to payment reform. Who is it?
One hospital chief is opposed to payment reform. Who is it?

As for the rest of the hospital chiefs, whose renowned institutions, specialists and big name doctors stand to lose clout, money and patients, Nicholas said, they all really do support changing the mode of paying for and delivering care. "We are just as impatient as the governor on this," Nicholas said.

Needless to say, I am now dying to find out which lone executive is standing against the tide of history here?

Nicholas wouldn't say.

"I'd love to rat him out, but I can't," she said. "But really, if someone's doing well in a fee-for-service environment, why would they want to change?"

So, dear readers, a health care parlor game: If anyone out there knows who this stalwart hospital executive is, please come forward. If you don't know, how about venturing a guess? Or better yet, if the executive in question would like to out himself or herself, and tell all, here's a chance to have your say.

This program aired on April 5, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Headshot of Rachel Zimmerman

Rachel Zimmerman Reporter
Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



More from WBUR

Listen Live