Mark D. Smith on Virta's Innovative Payment and Care Delivery Model

"Putting its fees at risk is a marker of its confidence and consistent with the future of healthcare, which is that we're look for results. We're looking to pay for value achieved rather than effort expended."

Virta offers the possibility of reversing your diabetes rather than managing it—and they do it with the fees at risk, meaning they get paid based only on results. Dr. Smith began with a sense of skepticism about Virta, but was convinced by both the clinical evidence from Virta's research and the patient testimonials outlining that regular people can achieve what was thought to be impossible: diabetes reversal.