Episode 5: How Advanced Primary Care Improves Patient Outcomes
In this episode of Primary First, Dr. Bullard and Chris Abbott, Catalyst Health Network’s VP of Payer Relations, Product and Performance Strategy discuss Catalyst’s vision for Advanced Primary Care. They dig into the impact of pairing comprehensive care management with prospective payment and how COVID-19 accelerated the adoption of healthcare technologies like telehealth.
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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.