Josh (@DrJIsrael), Brian (@chiglinsky) and Bijan (@bijans) discuss healthcare investing, including the difference between venture capital and private equity, some of the challenges of company mergers and when a venture-backed company should try to become a publicly traded stock.
Co-host Brian (@chiglinsky) is joined by Dr. Farzad Mostashari (@Farzad_MD), CEO and co-founder of Aledade, and Dr. Richard Gilfillan, former Deputy Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation from 2010 to 2013, for a special episode of The ACO Show. They discuss the future of Medicare and Dr. Gilfillan’s recent co-authored, two-part piece in Health Affairs, “Medicare Advantage, Direct Contracting, And The Medicare ‘Money Machine’.”
Josh (@DrJIsrael) and Kisha (@kdavis) discuss the Medicare Innovation Center’s white paper on their vision for health equity over the next 10 years.
Josh (@DrJIsrael) is joined by Travis Broome (@Travis_Broome) Sean Cavanaugh (@dc_cavanaugh), and Farzad Mostashari (@Farzad_MD). Together, they delve into the five strategic objectives (available below) released in CMMI’s recent white paper on their vision for the next 10 years.
1. Drive Accountable Care
2. Advance Health Equity
3. Support Care Innovations
4. Improve access by addressing affordability
5. Partner to achieve systemic transformation
Josh (@DrJIsrael) and Brian (@chiglinsky) are joined by Jennifer Heffernan, Director of Commercial Payer Performance at Aledade (@AledadeACO). They discuss the difference between Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payers and how Aledade works with commercial payers. They also talk about the benefits both patients and commercial payers experience when joining an ACO.
Josh (@DrJIsrael) is joined by Mike Stanzione, Director of Medicare Advantage @AledadeACO. They discuss the differences between “Traditional” Medicare and Medicare Advantage (including additional benefits offered through Medicare Advantage), some controversies about Medicare Advantage and how Aledade is bringing valued based care to patients in the Medicare Advantage program.
Josh (@DrJIsrael) is joined by Mandy Cohen (@SecMandyCohen), Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. They discuss the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina, ongoing Medicaid pilots to improve healthcare in the state, and how and why North Carolina continues to be a leader in healthcare innovation.
Josh (@DrJIsrael) is joined by Samantha Rosenthal, Manager in New Ventures at Aledade, and Jessica Edwards, Senior Market Manager at Aledade. Together, they discuss “Healthy For The Holidays”, an Aledade initiative to remind patients about their practice’s hours during the holiday season and alternative ways to contact them should they need to speak to their provider.