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.