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February 10, 2021
David W. Johnson John Zam
Economics System Dynamics
4sight Radio & TV Songs Videos

SONG: Churn Baby Churn (Revenue Cycle)

To the tune of “Disco Inferno” by the Trammps

(Churn baby churn) (Churn baby churn) (Churn baby churn) (Churn baby churn)

An awful surprise, medical bills so high
People getting fleeced y’all
Falling down on the floor
Folks are screaming, out of control
It is so disconcerting
When creditors start to call
I heard somebody say

(Churn baby churn) Revenue Cycle
(Churn baby churn) Churn those billing codes
(Churn baby churn) Revenue Cycle
(Churn baby churn) Churn those billing codes

Dissatisfaction comes through a chain reaction
Front end registration
Back end for collection
The press is on. Denials under control.
Charge capture’s going strong
That’s how the profits soar
I heard somebody say

(Churn baby churn) Revenue Cycle
(Churn baby churn) Churn those billing codes
(Churn baby churn) Revenue Cycle
(Churn baby churn) Churn those billing codes

Up above my head
There’s value in the air
That makes me know
There’s better care out there

Satisfaction comes through payment actions
We can’t get enough
Of risk-based contracts
The goal is clear. Value’s on the rise.
Lower healthcare prices
And that is how the spark gets lit
I heard somebody say

(Turn baby turn) Healthcare for all
(Turn baby turn) Turn the system ‘round
(Turn baby turn) Healthcare for all
(Turn baby turn) Turn the system ‘round


Lyrics by Dave Johnson, CEO of 4sight Health
Performed by John Zam, troubadour at 4sight Health

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About the Authors

David W. Johnson

David Johnson is the CEO of 4sight Health, an advisory company working at the intersection of healthcare strategy, economics, innovation. Johnson is a healthcare thought leader, keynote speaker, and strategic advisor to organizations busting the status-quo to reform our healthcare system. He is the author of Market vs. Medicine: America’s Epic Fight for Better, Affordable Healthcare, and his second book, The Customer Revolution in Healthcare: Delivering Kinder, Smarter, Affordable Care for All (McGraw-Hill 2019). As a speaker, Dave plays the role of rebel, challenger, industry historian, investor and company evaluator to push audiences forward. (Watch bio video.) Johnson applies his 25+ years of investment banking in healthcare to identify ways the healthcare industry must change to deliver better care. He received a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, an English degree from Colgate University, and served in the African Peace Corp service. Join over 10k+ healthcare executives who read our weekly insights and commentary on www.4sighthealth.com. His third book, Less Healthcare, More Health: The Prescription for a Happier, More Equitable and Productive America, will publish in 2024.

John Zam

John is our favorite piano man, a consummate entertainer with a fabulous voice and incredible piano skills. He’s a lifelong Billy Joel enthusiast, and well-versed in the beloved piano bar repertoire from the 70s and 80s, with virtuosity in all genres: classic rock, the Beatles, Broadway, standards from the great crooners, country, and today’s hits. John entertained Chicago audiences for more than 20 years at the famed Redhead Piano Bar, other intimate entertainment spaces, luxury hotels and restaurants, and is based in Florida now. His shows are personal, he loves requests, and can make anyone feel special with a favorite song.

At 4sight Health, music is one of our cultural touchstones, an entrée into serious, even wonky concepts. As our troubadour, John brings to life David Johnson’s alternate lyrics to well-known songs. We don’t take ourselves too seriously! Listen to them all here.

John studied music at Northwestern University, and pivoted his communication degree and PR work to performance. Original artists from Billy Joel to Metallica have complimented him on his live covers of their songs and he’s been covered in the WSJ, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times. After decades of Chicago winters, he headed south to Miami, writes original music and performs in southern Florida, with occasional appearances at his Chicago haunts.

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