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It’s time for primary care to take advantage of advanced technology

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. Read More

How prospective payment models can transform primary care

Moving away from fee-for-service would spur innovation, team-based care. Read More

How can practices stay on the winning side of payment transformation?

Talk to a roomful of primary care physicians (PCP) about the need to reduce burnout and burden in their profession, and you’ll see near-universal agreement. Float the idea that this sort of transformation requires a fundamental shift in how they think about payment, and the tone of the room grows… Read More

Subscribe to ‘Primary First:’ The Catalyst Health Network Microcast

Primary First offers the latest insights and ideas for boosting primary care practices’ operational effectiveness and performance. Make sure you subscribe! Read More

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… Read More

Christopher Crow, M.D., Discusses Why We Need a Marshall Plan for Primary Care

Catalyst Health Network CEO stresses the importance of moving from episodic fee-for-service payment to prospective payment models of care Read Article… Read More

Will the pandemic disruption reshape how we pay for primary care?

Dr. Christopher Crow, CEO of Plano, TX-based Catalyst Health Network, an independent clinically integrated network, discusses how the pandemic-induced recession is accelerating employer and insurer interest in changing the way they pay for care. Listen to Podcast… Read More

CEO Spotlight with David Johnson: Dr. Christopher Crow

KRLD CEO Spotlight with Christopher Crow, M.D.,  CEO, Catalyst Health Network Listen to Podcast… Read More

Doctor’s Appointments During the Pandemic

Dr. Christopher Crow, President of Catalyst Health Network, joined Cheddar’s News Wrap to talk scheduling doctor’s appointments in the age of COVID-19. Read Article… Read More

How should primary care physicians be paid?

Medical Economics spoke with Christopher Crow, MD, founder and CEO of Catalyst Health Network, to discuss the state of primary care reimbursement and what needs to change. Read Article… Read More