Episode 3: How Catalyst is Working Toward Prospective Payment
In this episode of Primary First, Dr. Bullard and Catalyst Health Network CEO Dr. Christopher Crow finish their conversation on the ways primary care is changing, and what Catalyst is doing to ensure that prospective payment becomes the norm by bringing purchasers and physicians together.
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It’s hard to see reports of the astronomical costs of American healthcare and not become immediately desensitized to the enormity of it all. In 2021, fueled somewhat by the pandemic, American healthcare costs topped $4.3 trillion (membership required). By 2028, that number could surpass $6 trillion.
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