Episode 6: How Physicians Can Move the Needle Toward Advanced Primary Care
In episode 6 of Primary First, Dr. Bullard and Catalyst VP of Payer Relations, Product and Performance Strategy Christopher Abbott, wrap up their three-part conversation in a discussion about what’s on the horizon in the commercial insurance space, and how physicians can move the needle toward Advanced Primary Care.
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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.