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15 minutes | 5 days ago
99. Coal Mining and Health
Josh is joined by Dr. Daniel Doyle, a family physician in Scarbro, West Virginia. Josh and Dr. Doyle discuss the health impacts of coal mining, the history of black lung disease and the struggle to get it recognized by the medical community.
20 minutes | 12 days ago
98. Turning Your Practice Green
Brian (@chiglinsky) is joined by Dr. Todd Sack (@toddsack) the editor for MyGreenDoctor.org and a gastroenterologist in Jacksonville, FL. My Green Doctor helps practices gain environmental sustainability and help their patients improve their environmental impact. Dr. Sack and Brian discuss the benefits of creating a sustainability program, the importance of getting buy-in from different stakeholders in the practice, and why providers in total cost of care models should care about environmental health
21 minutes | 16 days ago
97. Healthcare on Earth Day
Brian (@chiglinsky) and Josh (@DrJIsrael) are joined by Farzad Mostashari (@Farzad_MD), CEO and co-founder of Aledade, and Will Palmisano (@will_palmisano), a product analyst on Aledade's BI team and head of the Climate Change Committee. They talk about Aledade's plans for becoming carbon neutral, why it matters, and how others can make a difference. They also discuss the impacts that climate change has on healthcare and why the US health industry is so carbon intensive.
23 minutes | a month ago
96. Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
Association, more commonly known as @MGMA. They discuss the different challenges practices face and how MGMA helps provide solutions and support
18 minutes | a month ago
95. Vaccines and Trust: How an Arkansas Doctor Convinced His Community to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
Brian and Josh are joined by Dr. Derek Lewis, the CEO, owner and primary care physician at Arkansas Primary Care Clinic located in Little Rock, Arkansas. They discuss the COVID-19 vaccination efforts and success in Dr. Lewis’ community. Dr. Lewis describes the initial skepticism of vaccines in the black and brown community and how he was able to build trust with his patients.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
94. Maryland: Testing Out a New Model for Primary Care
Josh (@DrJIsrael) and Brian (@chiglinsky) are joined by 5 guests to discuss Maryland Primary Care Program or MDPCP. They describe the MDPCP program and how it aims to improve patients’ health by investing up-front in specific enhancements to primary practices, including care management, pharmacy services and behavioral health treatment.
20 minutes | 2 months ago
93. Marketing Your Practice
Josh (@DrJIsrael) and Brian (@chiglinsky) speak with four different practices- SAMA Healthcare in El Dorado, AR, Coastal Family Health in Biloxi, MS, The Bacani/McKenney Clinic in Fredonia, KS, and Crouch Family Medicine in Chandler, OK. They talk about different marketing strategies, how these have evolved over the years, and the importance of community involvement for primary care physicians.
27 minutes | 3 months ago
92. Risk Coding + E/M Changes
Josh and Brian are joined by two guests: Dr. Khush Singh, the Senior Medical Director for Risk and Wellness at Aledade, and by Dr. Lee Church, a Family Practice physician in Hiawassee. They talk about what risk coding is, how it helps predict healthcare spending, why it is important to accurately code and how Aledade is helping our providers do this important work. Dr. Church also describes the major E/M billing changes in 2021.
25 minutes | 3 months ago
91. Thriving Through Adversity
Josh is joined by two Aledade Medical Directors: Dr. Kim Yu and Dr. Richard Lyn-Cook. They talk about some ways they have been able to cope with difficult times and specifically what medical providers can do to manage during the pandemic.
22 minutes | 4 months ago
90. Direct Contracting
We welcome Travis Broome (@travis_broome) back on the ACO show, as well as our new co-host, Brian Chiglinsky (@bchiglinsky). They discuss the newest Medicare total cost of care model- Direct Contracting and what practices thinking about venturing into value-based care should consider.
20 minutes | 4 months ago
89. Practicing Through the Pandemic
Two primary care doctors, Dr. Joanne Fruth and Dr. Michael Cascarina, join the ACO Show to discuss how they have been able to adapt and innovate during the pandemic. They each talk about what they have been doing to restructure their practices in order to continue caring for their patients throughout this public health emergency such as how they have handled staffing challenges, transitioned to telehealth and set up parking lot Covid testing sites.
38 minutes | 5 months ago
88. Aledade in California
Josh is joined by three guests: Gavin White, the Executive Director of Aledade’s California Accountable Care Organizations, and two physicians, Dr. Verma and Dr. O'Grady, who practice in California ACOs. They talk about ACO growth in California and why many California physicians were ready for Value Based Care. They share some of the ways that Aledade has been helpful to them as they reorient towards this new model of health care.
21 minutes | 6 months ago
87. Medicaid with Emma Sandoe
Emma Sandoe (@emma_sandoe), Associate Director of Strategy and Planning for North Carolina Medicaid, and the creator of health policy valentines, joins Josh to talk about all things Medicaid. They discuss Medicaid's role in Substance Use Disorder treatment, impacts of a Biden administration, 1115 waivers, and how Medicaid fits into a system of Value-Based Care.
27 minutes | 6 months ago
86. International Value-Based Care
Dr. Chintan Maru is the founder and executive director of Leapfrog to Value, a health initiative to advance value based care in lower- and middle-income countries. Dr. Maru joins Josh and Joe for a conversation about value-based care in these countries and how Leapfrog to Value works as a technical and strategic partner. He discusses his career in health systems design and how more developed health systems can learn from this work.
24 minutes | 7 months ago
85. Community Health Centers, Part 2
Dr. Kraft and Dr. Ward Jones are the CEOs of Salinas Family Health Care Center and East Arkansas Family Health Center, respectively. They join Josh and Joe for the second part of our Community Health Center series. They talk about funding and budgeting for FQHCs, loan forgiveness programs, and the positive involvement these centers have with their communities
18 minutes | 7 months ago
84. Community Health Centers, Part 1
Sara Koziel leads Aledade's efforts to partner with Community Health Centers. Sara joins Josh and Joe for a conversation about Community Health Centers, the important role that they play in America’s health care system, and who they serve. She discusses their focus on a complete and integrated approach to health and well-being and explains how they fit in with Aledade’s core mission to offer the benefits of value-based care to as many patients as possible.
30 minutes | 8 months ago
83. ACO Attribution & COVID-19
Three guests join Josh to discuss attribution: Emily Maxson, Aledade’s Chief Medical Officer; Andrew Chang, Executive Director of the Florida Central ACO; and Purva Hari, the practice administrator of Physicians Medical group in Florida. They discuss how the pandemic has affected ACO attribution, how attribution loss impacts Aledade’s ability to provide coordinated care and strategies to improve attribution in 2020.
29 minutes | 8 months ago
82. Value-based Diabetes Care: Virta Health
Dr. David Harrison is the Vice President of Clinical Care at Virta Health, a health care start-up that helps patients reverse Type 2 diabetes without medication. Dr. Harrison joins Josh and Joe for a conversation about the evidence supporting Virta’s treatment model, and how he views the relationship between telehealth and value-based care during the pandemic and beyond.
29 minutes | 8 months ago
81. Medicare Advantage: ChenMed
Dr. Gordon Chen (@DrGordonChen) is the chief medical officer at ChenMed, a family-owned, health care company organization working to bring superior health care to seniors with a full risk model. Dr. Chen joins Josh (@DRJIsrael) and Joe (@JoeShonkwiler) for a conversation about the history and evolution of ChenMed and how they strive to bring to provide seniors with coordinated and patient-centered care. He describes his role as Chief Medical Officer and explains why being both financially and clinically responsible for their patients made it easier for them to provide all necessary care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
22 minutes | 9 months ago
80. Realigning Healthcare Incentives
Sophia Tripoli (@SophiaTripoli) is the Director of Healthcare Innovations at Families USA a national non-partisan, non-profit voice for healthcare consumers (@FamiliesUSA). Sophia joins Josh to share how Families USA is working to realign incentives to make healthcare more consumer-centered. They discuss different healthcare payment models and levers of change to lower costs and improve health outcomes.
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