Christopher Chen, MD, is the CEO of ChenMed, a physician practice that aims to bring concierge-style medicine and better health outcomes to the neediest populations low-income seniors managing multiple complex chronic conditions. Under his leadership, ChenMed has grown from 4 senior medical centers in Florida in 2010 to the more than 40 locations in 9 US markets today. Raised in South Florida, Chen graduated from the University of Miami's Honors Program in medicine, and completed his medical training at Beth Israel Deaconess. He also held a specialty position studying cardiology at Cornell University Medical College.
While little seems certain about the current healthcare reform debate in Congress, the transition to value-based care is well underway. We are beginning to see that when providers are paid to deliver better care at lower costs, they can have a real impact on both.