The ACO Show
97. Healthcare on Earth Day

97. Healthcare on Earth Day

April 22, 2021

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.

96. Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

96. Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

April 12, 2021
Josh and Brian are joined by Ron Holder (@ron_holder), COO of the Medical Group Management Association, more commonly known as @MGMA. They discuss the different challenges practices face and how MGMA helps provide solutions and support 
 
95. Vaccines and Trust: How an Arkansas Doctor Convinced His Community to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

95. Vaccines and Trust: How an Arkansas Doctor Convinced His Community to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

March 29, 2021

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.

94. Maryland: Testing Out a New Model for Primary Care

94. Maryland: Testing Out a New Model for Primary Care

March 15, 2021
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.
93. Marketing Your Practice

93. Marketing Your Practice

March 1, 2021

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.

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.

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