Christopher Crow of Catalyst Health Network Talks Access Issues, especially in Texas
Peter and Dr. Crow discuss how his small-town roots and doctors there inspired his thinking about access issues; his experience with patient-centered medical homes and setting patient access as a priority; how Catalyst supports physicians in improving access; and the lack of Medicaid expansion in Texas and how that affects access there.
With the U.S. underinvesting in ambulatory care, patients avoiding preventive visits and PCPs still overburdened, new IT and staffing strategies are needed. But one expert says fee-for-service payments are standing in the way.
Jeff Bullard, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Product Strategy Officer for Catalyst Health Group, primary care providers, discusses the importance of integrating pharmacists into care coordination teams and how a team-based approach can help improve medication adherence and overall patient health.