Introduction to Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs)


>>J. P. Sharp: Introduction to advanced alternative payment models. I’m J. P. Sharp with CMMI, and I will be leading you through this discussion. So here we start with the
definition of an alternative payment model, and this is
a very broad definition, and this was set by
the FCRA statute. So when we say the word APM,
it means this huge universe of payment models that we
use, and they’re all tied together by the fact that
they’re new approaches to paying for care under
Medicare, and they can change the way that we
reward quality and value, and the CMS innovation
Center produces a bunch of these new payment
models every year. So when we say APM, it
means any of these four categories. So that’s CMS innovation
Center models, other than the healthcare
innovation awards. The shared savings program:
any of those tracks under the shared savings program,
or those last two are any other federal demonstrations
required by law. So, collectively, those
are the world of APM. So when we say APM, that’s
that starting place and, then from there, we’ll
narrow things down for certain types of APMs. So this is the definition
of an advanced alternative payment model. So these are where the
incentives are in the quality payment program. So you start with that APM
definition, and then you have these subsets of those
APMs or advanced APMs. And they tend to have
greater rewards, both in the design of those types
of APMs themselves. They’re greater risk,
greater reward types of payment arrangements. But then what the quality
payment program does is add an additional bonus on top
of all those APM-specific rewards that you have, in
order for taking on that additional risk for
being in an advanced APM. And there at the bottom of
the slide it’s important to note that what the quality
payment program does is add these extra incentives:
the 5 percent lump-sum incentive. It does not change the
actual terms of the advanced APM itself. So all of those terms and
conditions that are inherent to the APM, those
remain the same. The quality payment program
does not change any of those elements for how the new
payment arrangements change the way that Medicare
pays for care. Rather, it rewards just
adoption of that new payment arrangement. And so this is a more
explicit layout of the rewards on the advanced APM
track of the quality payment program. So for participating in
an advanced APM, we will identify those participating
clinicians as qualifying APM participants, or
sometimes you’ll see QP. And so these QPs receive
these specific rewards for being in advanced APMs,
in addition, as we said earlier, to what the
APM itself offers. So, first, qualifying APM
participants are excluded from MIPS, so they won’t
have to do any of the reporting requirements or
receive any of those payment adjustments
associated with MIPS. Instead, they’ll receive a 5
percent lump-sum bonus, and that lump-sum bonus is based
on their Part B professional service payments. And that is limited in
time, so the first lump-sum payment will go out in 2019,
and the last one will go out in 2024. So after that, the long-term
incentive for being in an advanced APM is in
the fee schedule. So these QPs will receive a
higher fee schedule update, starting in 2026, and so
from there that compounds upon itself so that QPs will
get a higher and higher fee schedule rate, relative
to non-QPs overtime. So those two lines will
diverge from one another. So every year that someone
participates in an advanced APM, they’ll have an
opportunity to receive this higher fee schedule update. And so this is a summary
of the incentives that we talked about. So, side-by-side, starting
from the left, if you’re not in an APM and you meet the
criteria to be part of MIPS, then you’ll receive
those MIPS adjustments. But you won’t receive
anything in addition to that. If you are in an APM that is
not an advanced APM, you’re still subject to the MIPS
reporting requirements and payment adjustments, but
you also get whatever is inherent to those APMs. So, as we said earlier,
those APMs have their own risk and reward structure. So those do not change under
the quality payment program. And as we’ll talk a little
bit later, there are specific ways that we score
APM participants under MIPS, so there’re some certain
favorable scoring elements under MIPS as well. On the far right side in an
advanced APM you have the opportunity to be excluded
from MIPS: so no reporting requirements, no MIPS
payment adjustments, but you get those
APM-specific rewards. And for advanced APMs, those
tend to be a little bit larger than those for
non-advanced APMs. And then, finally, those
advanced APM participants receive that 5 percent
lump-sum bonus. So that’s an automatic
payment that they will receive. Thank you for viewing
this presentation. For more information please
visit the quality payment program portal
at qbp.cms.gov.

Oval Office Cold Open – SNL


[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
>>>EXCUSE ME, MR. PRESIDENT. I’M HEADING HOME FOR THE NIGHT,
CAN I GET YOU ANYTHING?>>NO, THANK YOU, DAVID.
BUT HEY, HOW DO YOU LIKE WORKING AT THE WHITE HOUSE?
ARE YOUR PARENTS PROUD?>>I TELL THEM I WORK AT
APPLEBEE’S.>>IT’S GREAT.
ONE MORE THING, YOU KNOW I LOVE MY DAUGHTER IVANKA AND HER
HUSBAND JARED. THEY ALWAYS KEEP ME SO CALM AND
MAKE SURE I DON’T DO ANYTHING TOO CRAZY.
>>THAT’S TRUE, SIR.>>QUICK QUESTION, ARE THEY
GONE?>>YES, THEY DON’T WORK ON
SHABBAT.>>PERFECT.
WHEN THE JEWS ARE AWAY, THE GOYS WILL PLAY.
[ LAUGHTER ] SO SENT IN STEVE BANNON.
[ CREEPY MUSIC PLAYING ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
>>HELLO, DONALD. I HAVE ARRIVED.
>>STEVE, YOU LOOK RESTED.>>THANK YOU.
>>NOT ME, I’VE HAD A LONG DAY. I’M TIRED AND CRANKY.
AND I FEEL LIKE I COULD JUST FREAK OUT ON SOMEBODY.
>>MAYBE YOU SHOULD CALL AUSTRALIA.
>>REALLY? I MEAN, I HAVEN’T BEEN BRIEFED
OR ANYTHING. BUT WHAT COULD GO WRONG?
LET’S DO IT.>>HELLO, PRIME MINISTER
TURNBULL.>>YES, HELLO, IT’S THE DONALD.
>>PRESIDENT TRUMP, HOW ARE YOU? I HEARD THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF
BLOWBACK OVER YOUR MUSLIM BAN.>>NO, THERE WASN’T, EVERYONE
LOVES IT. [ LAUGHTER ]
WE HAD TO DO IT BECAUSE OF THAT HUGE MASSACRE AT BOWLING GREEN.
[ LAUGHTER ]>>NEVER HEARD OF THAT ONE.
>>YEAH, IT WAS HORRIBLE. SO MANY PEOPLE DIED, BUT
ACTUALLY, THEY’RE THE LUCKY ONES.
THEY DON’T HAVE TO SEE HOW BAD “THE APPRENTICE” HAS GOTTEN.
[ LAUGHTER ]>>MR. TRUMP, THANK YOU FOR
STILL ACCEPTING OUR REFUGEES.>>HOMIE SAY WHAT?
>>PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID AMERICA WOULD ACCEPT 1,200 REFUGEES.
YOUR COUNTRY’S COMPASSION WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.
>>NO, NO REFUGEES. AMERICA FIRST, AUSTRALIA SUCKS,
YOUR REEF IS FAILING, PREPARE TO GO TO WAR.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] STEVE, I THINK THAT WENT BAD.
WAS THAT BAD?>>NO, IT WENT JUST ACCORDING TO
PLAN.>>WHOSE PLAN?
YOUR PLAN?>>NO, YOUR PLAN.
>>OKAY, GOOD. LET’S CALL MEXICO.
I FIGURED OUT A SMART DIPLOMATIC WAY TO GET THEM TO PAY FOR THE
WALL.>>HOLA?
PRESIDENT NIETO?>>GUY WHO’S GOING TO PAY FOR
THE WALL SAYS WHAT?>>QUE?
>>GUY WHO’S GOING TO PAY FOR THE WALL SAYS WHAT?
>>QUE?>>NO, YOU HAVE TO SAY “WHAT.”
>>HA HA HA, YOU SAID WHAT, YOU’RE GOING TO PAY FOR THE
WALL.>>NO, YOU PAY, LOSER, YOU BOD
HOMBRE. HERE COME OUR TANKS, GET READY
TO GO TO WAR. STEVE, I’M GETTING TOO WORKED
UP, MAYBE I SHOULD STOP.>>OR MAYBE YOU SHOULD CALL
GERMANY. [ LAUGHTER ]
>>OKAY.>>HELLO?
IS THIS MY SWEET BARACK? BARACK OBAMA, I MISS YOU.
[ LAUGHTER ]>>NO, IT’S DONALD TRUMP.
>>AH, GROSS. HI, DONALD.
ARE YOUR PEOPLE STILL PROTESTING?
>>YES, EVERYONE IS MARCHING IN THE STREET, THEY’RE SO UPSET HOW
BAD “THE APPRENTICE” HAS GOTTEN.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH —
>>A VERY IMPORTANT UP AND COMER, HIS NAME IS FREDERICK
DOUGLASS. [ LAUGHTER ]
I’M TRYING TO GET HOLD OF HIM RIGHT NOW, HE’S VERY BUSY, NOW.
>>THAT IS VERY COOL, DONALD. I ACTUALLY HAVE TO GO —
>>ALSO I WANT TO BE SERIOUS FOR A SECOND.
LAST WEEK IT WAS HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY.
AS YOU KNOW, 6 MILLION PEOPLE WERE AT MY INAUGURATION.
[ LAUGHTER ] THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE AT MY
INAUGURATION. THE MEDIA REFUSES TO COVER IT,
SO UNFAIR. ONE DAY I’M GOING TO WRITE A
MEMOIR ABOUT THIS STRUGGLE AND CALL IT “MY STRUGGLE.”
[ LAUGHTER ] WHAT WOULD THAT BE IN GERMAN?
ANGELA?>>MY NAME IS AN-GEL-LA.
>>DON’T CORRECT ME, I’M IN CHARGE NOW, GERMANY SUCKS, YOUR
WALL FAILED, PREPARE TO GO TO WAR.
[ LAUGHTER ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
>>THAT WAS HILARIOUS.>>THANK YOU, STEVE, THANK YOU.
OH, I JUST HAD A GREAT IDEA, WATCH THIS.
>>HELLO?>>HELLO, CONGRATULATIONS,
YOU’VE JUST WON A FREE CRUISE FOR TWO TO HAWAII, ALL YOU NEED
IS YOUR COUNTRY’S CREDIT CARD NUMBER.
>>WE’RE NOT PAYING FOR THE WALL, DONALD.
>>YES, YOU ARE. [ LAUGHTER ]
STEVE, ALL OF OUR SO-CALLED ALLIES ARE BEING SO
MEAN TO ME.>>WHY DON’T YOU CALL SOME
RANDOM LITTLE COUNTRY, SHOW THEM WHO’S BOSS?
>>WHAT ABOUT ZIMBABWE?>>PERFECT.
SHOW THEM THE MIGHT OF AMERICA.>>HELLO?
>>ZIMBABWE, THIS IS THE NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN.
>>WAIT, IS THIS DONALD TRUMP?>>YES.
>>YOU THINK YOU ARE DICTATOR? I WILL RIP OUT YOUR SPINE!
AND DRINK FROM YOUR SKULL! YOU CANNOT EVEN WALK DOWNSTAIRS,
YOU LITTLE WHITE BITCH! [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
DON’T YOU EVER CALL ZIMBABWE AGAIN!
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>OKAY, DONALD.
THAT’S ENOUGH FUN FOR TONIGHT. CAN I HAVE MY DESK BACK?
>>YES, OF COURSE, MR. PRESIDENT.
I’LL GO SIT AT MY DESK, YEAH. [ LAUGHTER ]
[ APPLAUSE ]>>SO MUCH FUN, I LOVE IT.
>>YEAH, THIS IS FUN. AND LIVE FROM NEW YORK, IT’S
SATURDAY NIGHT!

Full Employment and the Swedish Model


PAUL JAY: Welcome back to The Real News Network.
I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. We’re continuing our series of interviews
with Bob Pollin about his new book, Back to Full Employment. And he joins us again from
Amherst, Massachusetts, where he is codirector and founder of the PERI institute. Thanks
for joining us again, Bob. ROBERT POLLIN: Thank you very much, Paul,
for having me again. JAY: So in terms of modern history, one of
the models that’s often pointed to, at a country that kind of tried to marry Keynesianism and
that form of capitalism that seemed to have been working to some extent, was in Sweden.
And you talk about this in your book. So discuss that model a bit. POLLIN: Well, I think that’s a very, very
rich model with a lot of lessons for countries throughout the world. I myself, in work I
did several years ago in Kenya, actually, on employment opportunities in Kenya, was
thinking about the Swedish model in writing the book on Kenya–and still thinking about
it in a book about the United States. So it isn’t so much about Sweden, per se. The idea is that, okay, we have the Keynesian
tools that can promote employment. We do know that at a certain point you will create inflationary
pressures, and so that how do you maintain a full-employment economy that benefits workers.
And the best way to do it is when you have strong unions that are committed to full employment.
And they will maintain wage increases that are roughly consonant with productivity growth,
so that you do not get upward price pressure, because every time you get a wage increase,
that’s roughly in step with the economy’s capacity to produce more goods and services.
That’s a productivity increase. And it was really due to the unions themselves that attempted
and implemented this policy. In fact, the innovators here were two outstanding
union economists, Rudolf Meidner and [%[email protected]”rIIn]. (I don’t know how to pronounce the names correctly.
I’m sure I’m mangling them.) But they were very important economists in thinking about
how to achieve and sustain a full-employment economy, precisely by empowering workers.
Empowering workers gives workers the sense of responsibility [inaud.] oh, well, we are
going to take responsibility for dampening whatever inflationary pressures may result,
and yes, we can sustain a little bit higher rate of inflation, but we will make sure that
prices and wages do not go up excessively, precisely because we the workers, we the unions
have the power to do it. So I think that is a very rich model. They
were able to maintain unemployment for 20 years or more at around 2 percent, and the
inflation rate was basically stable, even though you had oil price shocks in Sweden
as well. JAY: But but over time, the neoliberal pressure
took over Sweden as well and the power of finance asserted itself, and they started
undoing that model. POLLIN: That’s right. Well, the Swedish model
is still a lot better than the U.S. model [crosstalk] JAY: Well, everything’s better than the U.S.
model. POLLIN: –yeah–and the rest of Europe. So
Sweden still stands out as a very–as a country that’s performing much better, has much lower
levels of inequality. But, yes, a lot of the model has been cut back. But we have to have
something to grab on to when we think about how to build out and come up with alternatives
out of the Great Recession and the disaster that neoliberalism has inflicted both in the
United States and the rest of the world, and I think there’s a lot to learn from the Swedish
model. I don’t say it’s perfect, but I think if we think about policies of moving from
where we are today, not just thinking about a utopian alternative that we can envision,
but policies starting with where the world is today, in the neoliberal swamp, I say that
the Swedish model has a lot to offer for moving us forward. JAY: Okay. We’re going to pick up this discussion
about the Swedish model and such a little further in the series, ’cause we’re going
to come back to, keep revisiting many of these issues. But we’re going to–in the next part
of this series of interviews, we’re going to pick up on the next chapter of Bob’s book,
which is “Globalization, Immigration, and Trade”. And part of one of the ideas Bob raises
is this idea of the reserve army of the unemployed actually becomes the whole world, and global
workers and low-paid workers and global unemployed workers used as a lever against North American
and European workers. So we’ll pick that up in the next part of our series with Bob Pollin
on The Real News Network.

Ex: Exponential Growth Function – Population


– A GROWING CITY HAD A
POPULATION OF 500,000 IN 2005, IN 2010 THE POPULATION
WAS 760,000. WE WANT TO ASSUME
EXPONENTIAL GROWTH AND THEN EXPRESS
THE POPULATION AFTER T YEARS AS A FUNCTION OF T, PREDICT THE POPULATION
IN 2025, AND THEN DETERMINE
IN WHICH YEAR THE POPULATION WILL REACH
1,000,000. SO WE WANT TO START BY FINDING
THE EXPONENTIAL FUNCTION THAT’S GOING TO MODEL
THIS POPULATION. SO WE’LL BE USING THIS
EXPONENTIAL FUNCTION HERE WHERE P OF T WOULD BE
THE POPULATION AFTER A CERTAIN NUMBER
OF YEARS, P SUB 0, OR P NOD, WOULD BE THE INITIAL
POPULATION, K WOULD BE
THE EXPONENTIAL GROWTH RATE, AND T WOULD BE THE TIME
IN YEARS. SO LETS START BY FINDING
THE EXPONENTIAL FUNCTION FOR THIS POPULATION. SO WHEN WE READ THESE
FIRST TWO SENTENCES, THE STARTING POPULATION
WOULD BE 500,000, SO P SUB 0 OR P NOD IS=TO
500,000, THIS IS IN 2005. AND THEN IN 2010
THE POPULATION WAS 760,000, SO P OF T WOULD BE
=TO 760,000. AND THEN FROM 205 TO 2010,
THAT’S A SPAN OF 5 YEARS, SO T IS GOING TO BE=TO 5. SO NOW WE’LL PERFORM
SUBSTITUTION INTO OUR EXPONENTIAL FUNCTION AND THEN SOLVE FOR K,
OUR EXPONENTIAL GROWTH RATE. SO WE WANT TO SOLVE
THE EQUATION, 760,000=500,000 x E
RAISED TO THE POWER OF K x T, BUT SINCE T IS 5,
WE’LL HAVE 5K. NOW, WE WANT TO SOLVE THIS
EXPONENTIAL EQUATION FOR K, SO WE’LL FIRST ISOLATE
THE EXPONENTIAL PART. SO WE’LL DIVIDE BOTH SIDES BY
500,000, THIS SIMPLIFIES TO 1. AND THEN ON THE LEFT SIDE
OF 760,000 DIVIDED BY 500,000, WHICH IS=TO 1.52. SO WE HAVE 1.52 WOULD=E
TO THE POWER OF 5K. AND NOW SINCE WE HAVE BASE E
HERE, INSTEAD OF TAKING
THE COMMON LOG OF BOTH SIDES, WE’LL TAKE THE NATURAL LOG
OF BOTH SIDES. AND NOW ON THE RIGHT SIDE
WE CAN APPLY THE POWER PROPERTY
OF LOG RHYTHMS TO MOVE THIS 5K TO THE FRONT. SO NOW WE’D HAVE NATURAL LOG
1.52=5K x NATURAL LOG E, BUT NATURAL LOG E IS=1. REMEMBER IF WE HAVE NATURAL
LOG E, THIS IS LOG BASE E, AND SINCE E RAISED
TO THE 1ST POWER IS=TO E, THIS IS=TO 1. SO THIS SIMPLIFIES TO 1. SO TO SOLVE THIS FOR K WE JUST NEED TO DIVIDE
BOTH SIDES BY 5. OF COURSE, WE COULD DIVIDE
BOTH SIDES BY NATURAL LOG E, BUT AGAIN THAT’S JUST=TO 1, SO IT’S NOT GOING
TO CHANGE ANYTHING. SO WE HAVE K
IS=TO THIS QUOTIENT, WHICH WE’LL HAVE TO GET
A DECIMAL APPROXIMATION FOR. SO WE HAVE NATURAL LOG OF 1.52
DIVIDED BY 5 AND THE MORE DECIMAL PLACES
THAT WE USE FOR K, THE MORE ACCURATE OUR ANSWER
IS GOING TO BE. LET’S GO AHEAD AND TAKE THIS
OUT TO 6 DECIMAL PLACES, SO WE’LL HAVE 0.083742. AND NOW WE HAVE
OUR EXPONENTIAL FUNCTION THAT’S GOING TO MODEL
THIS POPULATION. WE’LL HAVE P OF T IS=TO THE
INITIAL POPULATION OF 500,000 x E RAISED TO THE POWER
OF 0.083742 x T, WHERE T IS GOING TO BE
THE NUMBER OF YEARS AFTER THE YEAR 2005. SO LETS TAKE THIS FUNCTION
BACK TO THE PREVIOUS SCREEN. JUST KEEP IN MIND THAT T
IS THE NUMBER OF YEARS AFTER OUR BASE YEAR OF 2005. SO TO PREDICT THE POPULATION
IN 2025, WELL 2025 – THE BASE YEAR
OF 2005 WOULD BE 20. SO WE WANT TO FIND P OF 20
TO APPROXIMATE THE POPULATION IN THE YEAR 2025.   SO NOW WE’LL GO BACK
TO THE CALCULATOR AND APPROXIMATE THIS VALUE. SECOND NATURAL LOG BRINGS UP E RAISED TO THE POWER
OF .083742 x 20, THIS WOULD BE OUR EXPONENT
ON E, AND SO THE POPULATION IS GOING
TO BE APPROXIMATELY 2,668,971 IF WE ROUND
TO THE NEAREST PERSON. NOW, FOR THE LAST QUESTION
THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT YEAR WILL THE POPULATION
REACH 1,000,000, SO WE WANT TO SUBSTITUTE
1,000,000 FOR P OF T AND SOLVE FOR T. SO WE’LL HAVE
1,000,000=500,000, E RAISED TO THE POWER
OF 0.083742T. SO WE’RE GOING TO ISOLATE
THE EXPONENTIAL PART. SO WE’LL DIVIDE BOTH SIDES
BY 500,000, THIS SIMPLIFIES TO ONE,
THIS WOULD BE 2, SO WE HAVE 2=E
RAISED TO THIS EXPONENT. AND JUST AS WE DID BEFORE, WE’LL NOW TAKE THE NATURAL LOG
OF BOTH SIDES OF THE EQUATION AND THEN APPLY THE POWER
OF PROPERTY OF LOG RHYTHMS. SO WE’LL MOVE THIS EXPONENT TO
THE FRONT OF THE LOG RHYTHM, SO WE’LL HAVE NATURAL LOG 2
=0.083472T x NATURAL LOG E, BUT AS WE SHOWED BEFORE
NATURAL LOG E SIMPLIFIES TO 1. SO SOLVE THIS FOR T, WE JUST NEED TO DIVIDE
BY THIS DECIMAL COEFFICIENT. AGAIN, THIS SIMPLIFIES TO 1 SO LET’S GO BACK
TO THE CALCULATOR. AND THIS QUOTIENT WOULD BE
THE VALUE OF T, WHICH WOULD BE THE NUMBER
OF YEARS AFTER 2005.   SO WE CAN SEE THAT T
IS APPROXIMATELY 8.28 YEARS.   SO THIS WOULD BE 8.28 YEARS
AFTER THE YEAR 2005, AND SINCE THE BASE YEAR
IS THE YEAR 2005, 2005 + 8.28 MEANS THAT THE POPULATION
WOULD REACH 1,000,000 DURING THE YEAR 2013.   OKAY, I HOPE YOU FOUND
THIS HELPFUL.  

I Went To Work Wearing Only Body Paint


– Alright guys, what’s up? How’s it goin’?
Hey, what’s up? Hello, hello, alright anyway,
let’s get on with the video. I really wanna get more
Instagram followers so why don’t you guys follow me? That’s the whole video. It’s just a little vlog of me
asking you guys to follow me. No, for real, I really wanna
get more Instagram followers. Right now I have about
8,000 on my Instagram page Which may seem like a lot but compared to other
social media people who have millions and millions and
millions and millions and millions of followers, it really isn’t that much. So I’ve been doing some research and it seems like what’s really popular on Instagram right now is body painting. Which is basically just female models getting painted in clothes and
it looks like they’re dressed but they’re actually naked. So all I have to do is get one of these accounts to
use me as their model. I spent the next few
hours trying to contact every single body painting
Instagram page I could find. Guys, Jen the Body Painter, who get millions and millions of views on each one of her posts just
agreed to use me as her model. I am super excited to do this. I hope I get a bunch of
followers out of this. Let’s go. Hey, how’s it goin’? – Good, good, good. Is there anything I can
do to prepare for this? – Wax the whole body? Do it for the Instagram followers. So I’m heading downtown
to get a sugar wax. Sugaring’s supposed to hurt a
lot less than regular waxing. It’s just lemon, water, and what the (bleep)
was the last ingredient? – Oh sugar, there we go. (laughing) So it’s not hot, you’re
not gonna get burnt, and they pull in the direction
that your hair grows. I don’t know why I’m doing this. I got to the salon and
I was really nervous. So was the lady. I had a lot of chest hair and I asked her if maybe I could have a local
anesthetic or something. She gave me some baby powder. (groaning) Oh, man. (heavy metal music) (screaming) Hurt so bad I ended up passing out. When I woke up and looked down I realized I have a 13-year-old Bar Mitzvah bod. I took my hairless bod to go
buy some very little underwear because I can’t be naked in the shoot. I met Jen the Body Painter
and her whole family but before we started shooting, I wanted to learn a little bit
about how they got into this. It stemmed from like using
bodies to advertise things? – Pretty much ’cause when I got painted as a cheetah I got so much attention. – Is it very different
than regular painting? – Oh yeah because the person moves. So with like a canvas, you just
can just sit there for hours and play your music whatever,
feel really relaxed. – So how long does it take usually? – Captain America was
seven to eight hours. For you, right now what
we’re getting ready to do it’s gonna take us two and a half hours. – So you guys are like
a family who just… – Does really weird things together. So I would literally come home from school and as soon as I’d walk in the door, like our kitchen is in sight, so I would see like topless
girls just walking around. – My mom never painted
naked models in my house. It was just like my dad
walking around naked. Anyway, time for me to get naked. It was awkward because
I realized I’m at work. – What the (bleep) is happening right now? (laughing) We then had to take a bunch
of pictures for the thumbnail. Being an instagrammer isn’t easy. Then they gave me so pre-painted shorts, so they didn’t have to paint my, you know. Looked at their phone to
find pictures of clothes and started painting. (electronic music) She also had to paint
inside my belly button. That was a big no-no. (electronic music) Time for the big reveal. Oh dude! Holy (bleep)! Wow! Oh my god. Yo, it looks so good! Wow! If anybody watches Friends,
when Bruce Willis talks to himself and he’s like
“Who’s a sex machine?” I’m a sex machine right now. I said that and nobody laughed
so it made me uncomfortable. (laughing) This painting is insane. You did that on me while I
was like talking and laughing? – [Jen] Yeah. – How’s my butt look? – [Jen] Great.
– [Second artist] Amazing – [Jen] Never looked better. – It’s time to go out, see if people notice,
see what people think. BuzzFeed, get ready for Naked Eric. (acapella singing) At first people didn’t even notice. And when they did, they
didn’t know what it was. – Are those leggings?
– [Eric] Yeah! – Are they even pants or
are they just leggings? – That feels like your skin. Is it your skin? – [Eric] It’s my skin. – Wait. What the (bleep)? – Oh wait. Oh my god it’s paint. (laughing) – This is… (laughing) – I’m naked. (laughs) – It looked like a real shirt. I’m like that is a small, tiny shirt. Oh my god. (laughs) – Are you a little cold? It’s a bit nipplely in here. – You’re wearing underwear because… – No, no, no. My penis is taped to my leg. (laughing) No, no, no, I’m kidding. It’s not, I’m wearing underwear. – Oh thank god, thank god. – How would it be taped? To what? – It’s also blizzarding outside so maybe not the wisest
choice today but… – Not at all, I have to go outside – I cannot stop staring at your penis. I am so sorry Eric, I just can’t do it. – Look at my eyes, that’s who I am. – Now you know how I feel all the time. – So this was super fun. Most people had no idea. It took a lot of people
a long time to realize I was painted and once
they realized, they were so impressed with the paint job. So I think that’s the coolest
thing about this video was like how good these
guys are at what they do. Body painting truly is an art
form, it’s really impressive. Now I’m gonna head home, figure
out how to wash this off. Getting home sucked because
there was a blizzard outside and well, paint doesn’t
really keep you warm. (heavy metal music) My nipples are so hard right now. Showering was fun though, I
looked like a human bath bomb. It looked pretty cool. I’ve been in the shower for 45 minutes, and it’s still not coming off. And my whole shower is bleached black. So I just finished
editing, it’s been a week. And here’s the update: Jen
the body painter has posted my post, she tagged me in it. It currently has over 500,000 views. And my Instagram page (drum roll) I only got 100 followers. I waxed my whole body for 100 followers. I’ve been itchy all
week for 100 followers. Everyone just cared
about the body painters, and not about me. I’m not giving up, though. I’m gonna keep making these videos till I get a million followers. (soft jazz music)