The ACO Show
92. Risk Coding + E/M Changes

92. Risk Coding + E/M Changes

February 15, 2021

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.

91. Thriving Through Adversity

91. Thriving Through Adversity

February 1, 2021

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.

90. Direct Contracting

90. Direct Contracting

January 19, 2021

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.

89. Practicing Through the Pandemic

89. Practicing Through the Pandemic

January 4, 2021
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.
 
88. Aledade in California

88. Aledade in California

November 30, 2020

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.

87. Medicaid with Emma Sandoe

87. Medicaid with Emma Sandoe

November 16, 2020

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.

86. International Value-Based Care

86. International Value-Based Care

November 2, 2020

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.

85. Community Health Centers, Part 2

85. Community Health Centers, Part 2

October 19, 2020

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

84. Community Health Centers, Part 1

84. Community Health Centers, Part 1

October 5, 2020

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.

83. ACO Attribution & COVID-19

83. ACO Attribution & COVID-19

September 21, 2020

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.

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