With the CBO Scoring of the Senate healthcare bill due this week, and a vote scheduled before the July 4th break, confusion and frustration regarding the future of healthcare in America and here in California is at an all-time high. With this is mind, we present you with our timely and extremely topical interview with Secretary of the CA Department of Health & Human Services, Diana Dooley. Secretary Dooley oversees a myriad of health services in CA, but two in particular seem to be under attack- Covered California and Medi-Cal. However, unlike the doomsday predictions of many of the talking heads you’ll find on TV, Secretary Dooley (who describes herself as a ‘passionate moderate’) has remained calm in the face of extreme diversity and still believes that healthcare can be fixed. Join us as Secretary Dooley walks us through where we are, and where we go from here.
With over 300 member physician groups that practice capitated and coordinated care across 44 states, CAPG has been a long-time leader in advocacy for capitation, helping federal legislators transform the American healthcare system. Longtime CAPG President Don Crane joins the podcast to shed light on the forward-thinking efforts of CAPG, which has been advocating on behalf of providers that practice coordinated care and capitation for many decades.
When Dr. David Feinberg joined UCLA Health System many years ago as a psychiatrist, he wasn’t expecting to one day lead the organization. However, after becoming CEO during a period of cratering patient satisfaction scores, Dr. Feinberg helped engineer one of the most incredible and well-documented cultural transformations in healthcare, establishing UCLA as one of the top 3-5 hospitals in the nation in the process. While he’d quickly rebut that he was only a piece of the transformation, his ongoing routine of daily patient visits and emphasis on their satisfaction nevertheless inspired a book and a TEDTalk documenting UCLA’s success. Now President and CEO of Geisinger Health in Pennsylvania, Dr. Feinberg oversees innovative programs like refunds for unhappy patients and genetic testing for entire populations, continuing an opportunistic vision that has served so many for good.
When HomeHero broke onto the home care scene in 2013, their revolutionary approach and enormous venture capital backing took the healthcare world by storm. However, less than four years later in an article titled “There’s No Magic in Venture-Backed Home Care”, Kyle announced that HomeHero would be leaving home care for good. In this fascinating (if we do say so ourselves) conversation with PopHealth Podcast, Kyle talks about HomeHero’s meteoric rise and how it all ended almost as quickly as it began. We also discuss his thoughts on venture-backed home care and what is next for his team as they work to reimagine another segment of the healthcare market. *contains some brief, strong language*