How much face time do you or your loved ones actually get with your Primary Care Physician during doctor appointments…maybe 5-10 minutes? Can you see your doctor whenever you need to, or do you need to book weeks in advance? If you feel that the current system and access to your doctor is woefully insufficient, you’re not alone. In fact, many primary care physicians would agree, and this is exact problem that Halcyon Health and Direct Primary Care are attempting to solve. Gavin and Zac are joined by Dr. Emilie Scott and Dr. James Gaor, co-founders of Halcyon Health, to discuss their revolutionary approach to primary care where patient membership fees allow the doctors to take on a realistic case load and focus on quality rather than volume, and ultimately deliver better care. Check us out on iTunes or online, and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any of our other exciting upcoming episodes!
As California’s Home Care Services Bureau approaches the end of it’s first full year in operation, PopHealth Podcast visits the Department of Social Services division to talk to the Program Directors. Find out about the Bureau’s ongoing efforts to root out home care agencies operating illegally without a license, and what licensed Home Care Organizations can expect as the state’s unannounced visits begin next year when Evon and MacAulie sit down with Zac to chat CA State policy, enforcement and what’s to come.
Zac is joined by Ruth Zaltsmann, Bundled Payment for Care Initiatives (BPCI) Coordinator for one of California’s most influential hospital systems and one of the foremost experts on readmission prevention and alternative payment models. Ruth and Zac discuss the monumental changes of healthcare payment models, from fee-for-service to voluntary and mandatory bundled payments and what it means for hospitals, health systems and patients.
Social work leaders in healthcare from around the country discuss SSWLHC’s 2016 conference and some of the latest topics facing social workers in the healthcare space.
Coalition for Compassionate Care of California’s Executive Director Judy Thomas, JD discusses the work of her organization throughout the state as her not-for-profit group works to ensure that everyone who is seriously ill or near the end of life receives the compassionate care that they need and wish for.
Mark Hedstrom, Sr. VP of Global Operations at the Movember foundation joins the podcast to discuss the upcoming month of November and Movember’s efforts to spread the word about men’s health, with a special focus this year on mental health and suicide prevention.
Hospital and Healthcare leaders from Northern California and Southern California Share Their Wisdom and future Expectations from bundled payment and readmissions conferences held in September and October by the NRPC/NBPC.
Motion Picture and Television Fund’s Chief Innovation Officer Scott Kaiser, MD, joins the show to talk about the vast history of MPTF and service to individuals that have served the industry. Dr. Kaiser discusses some of the innovative programs and services , including a large focus on wellness for the community served by MPTF.
Various case management leaders and attendees from throughout the country speak with PopHealth Podcast from the Case Management Society of America’s National Conference in Long Beach, California. Guests discuss the benefits of attending the conference and some of the hot topics in their various regions.
Case Management Society of America’s (CMSA’s) Executive Director Cheri Lattimer joins PopHealth Podcast to discuss the history of CMSA, the national CMSA conference, how CMSA is impacting case managers nationally, and the hot topics of case management around the country.
Senator Tony Mendoza joins PopHealth Podcast to discuss Senate Bill 648, a bill that would require senior living referral agencies to register with the California Department of Social Services, become mandated reporters of elder abuse, and disclose the financial relationship with communities that are referred.
SeniorServ’s CEO Holly Hagler and Sr. Director Susan Papiri share about the upcoming Senior Care Hero Awards and the work in the community of SeniorServ. CEO and Founder of Alignment Healthcare, John Kao, the Lifetime Achievement Award Winner for the Senior Care Hero Awards, joins as well and shares about how his lifelong passion to lead through a servant-like heart has led him to innovative efforts in population health efforts across California and the nation.
CEO of Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles Susan Galeas and CEO of Alzheimer’s Orange County Jim McAleer bring great energy as they join the podcast to share about the great efforts of their leading organizations. The discussion touches on their organizations’ efforts to advocate on behalf of those dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia, as well as how families and health care professionals can have access to utilize their tremendous resources.
As 2016 brings home care into regulation in California, Government leaders McCaulie Feusahrens, Chief of the Home Care Services Bureau, and Evon Leonard, Chief of the Community Care Licensing Division, return to PopHealth Podcast and give updates on where companies stand in the licensure process, how the healthcare community can verify that a company is licensed, and what families can do to ensure their caregivers are registered.
Leaders from Partners in Care, a leading community based organization based in Southern California, share about some of the great work they are completing in multiple counties in Southern California. June Simmons, CEO, and Karol Matson, Registered Dietician, touch on care transitions work including the diabetes self-management program that PIC is spearheading throughout the communities they serve.
Healthcare leaders Chris Van Gorder (Scripps CEO), Josh Luke, and Others from the USC C-Suite Event Discuss Issues Around Bundled Payment and Population Health.
Global Transitional Care Founder and CEO Rani Khetarpal as well as Chief Nursing Officer Kelly Carter share how their organization, the first third-party Medicare Approved Provider Group dedicated to providing comprehensive clinical transitional care, is making waves in Southern California and beyond.
David Sayen returns for an update from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service with a focus on bundled payments and how CMS is allowing for innovation with regard to how non-traditional support services are playing a role in beneficiaries’ health.
Leaders from Dignity Health, Sante, Northern Arizona Healthcare, the NPACC and others shared from the event focused on population health and care transitions.
The American Case Management Association Southern California and Arizona Chapters held their annual conferences recently. Leaders from the ACMA such as Southern California’s president elect Jay Larrosa of Scripps Health, speaker/case management expert Marcia Colone of UCLA Health, and Arizona Chapter Board Member Vicky Mahn-DiNicola visited to share their thoughts on the conferences and the happenings with the ACMA in the regions.
Scottsdale Health Partners' leaders Karen Vanaskie and David Baker joined PopHealth Podcast to discuss best practices in care coordination and technology utilization from a managed care perspective.
Home Care Services Bureau Chief McCaulie Feusahrens and Evon Lenerd, Chief of the Continuing Care Branch joined PopHealth Podcast to discuss the implementation of licensing of the non-medical homecare industry. McCaulie and Evon touch on how home care organizations must now be licensed in the state of California and ways in which families can verify that companies are licensed as well as that caregivers are registered
Brooke Saunders, Chief Operating Officer for Kindred Healthcare’s California Hospital Division, discusses the critical importance of post-acute care in successfully managing Population Health, the value of long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals in the healthcare continuum, and their role supporting recovery for the most critically ill patients.
Recently hospital leaders in case management and post-acute care from throughout the Greater Los Angeles area gathered for the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative’s Los Angeles ACO, Bundled Payment, and Readmissions Summit and served on a panel that was moderated by PopHealth Podcast host Gavin Ward. The panelists took a moment to share their thoughts with PopHealth Podcast. Organizations represented included UCLA Health, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Providence Health and Service, Kaiser Permanente, White Memorial Medical Center, and Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center
Leading national in-home care attorney Bob King, featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and many other media, discusses various laws and changes in California that are impacting healthcare services in the home. The discussion focuses on homecare licensure in California that is taking place for the first time in 2016. Bob also shares about some of the risks of hiring directly or through a registry compared with a professional caregiving organization that employs the care staff.