Care & Cost was founded and is maintained by Brian Klepper.
Brian R. Klepper, PhD is a health care analyst and commentator. He is Chief Development Officer for WeCare TLC, LLC, an onsite primary care clinic and medical management firm based in Longwood, FL, and Managing Principal of Healthcare Performance Inc., a consulting practice based in Atlantic Beach, FL.
An active author and speaker, Dr. Klepper has provided health care commentary to CBS Evening News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. He has published articles on Kaiser Health News, Medscape, Healthleaders, The New England Journal of Medicine, Modern Healthcare, Business Insurance and newspapers nationally.
In December 2010, he founded and now edits Care & Cost, an online professional health care magazine. He is a regular contributor to the Health Affairs Blog and other expert health care blogs. With his wife, he also maintains a blog, Elaine’s Journey, detailing their struggle against Primary Peritoneal (Ovarian) Cancer.
Brian serves on the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Primary Care Services Valuation Task Force, and is a reviewer for Health Affairs and The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. He serves on the Board of the Consortium for Southeast Hypertension Control (COSEHC), dedicated to translational medicine for vascular disease. He is an Advisor to the Lundberg Institute, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, which advocates for medical homes, and the Center for Value Health Innovation, which helps business identify and implement approaches proven to improve quality while reducing cost.
In January 2011, with David C. Kibbe MD, he began a campaign, Replace the RUC!, that focuses on the most important driver of inappropriate health care cost, resulting in a lawsuit by six Augusta, GA primary care physicians against the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) over its longstanding inappropriate relationship with the AMA’s Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC).
In his spare time, Brian is an offshore sailor. His boat, Susie, a 1974 Hirondelle catamaran, was sailed, by some other crazy person, across the Atlantic, from England to Maryland.
Contact Brian at 904.395.5530 (o), 904.343.2921(c), firstname.lastname@example.org.