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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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.