Episodes

American Case Management Association Conferences: Arizona and Southern California (ACMA)

PopHealth Podcast has been a longtime supporter of the American Case Management Association and all they do to both educate their members and provide ongoing support in their endeavors to innovate and improve case management.  In this episode, Case Management Leaders from Arizona and Southern California join the podcast to discuss hot topics in case management while the show was onsite at the ACMA Arizona and So Cal conferences. Check…
CONTINUE READING

Dr. Eric Coleman, Founder of the Care Transitions Program, Announces New Program and First Non-Medical Homecare Partner

World Renowned Population Health and Care Transitions Program founder Dr. Eric Coleman joins PopHealth Podcast to share about his history, the formation of the Care Transitions Program, and the launch of a new program with the Care Transitions Program's first Non-Medical Partner Check out this episode!
CONTINUE READING

Transformational Healthcare Event in Arizona

PopHealth Podcast was at the Transformational Healthcare event in Arizona where both national and state leaders in transitional care shared about the present and future of healthcare.  Hear from leaders like Dr. Eric Coleman, founder of the Care Transitions Program, and others from Dignity Health, HealthSouth, Plum Healthcare, Vi Senior Living, Innovation Health Partners, Silverado, as well as NaviHealth, a convener of bundled payments. Check out this episode!
CONTINUE READING

Sutter Health VP of Care Management, Tory Starr

As Vice President of Care Management, Tory Starr oversees both inpatient and outpatient care management teams for one-half of all of Sutter Health System.  This presents both enormous challenges and opportunities to improve care transitions in both the acute and ambulatory care settings.  As CMS and the Federal Government continue to try to innovate and focus on costs and readmission penalties, more and more responsibility for the efficiency, throughput, and…
CONTINUE READING

Chair of the Senate Health Committee- Senator Ed Hernandez

Senator Ed Hernandez holds a distinct place in history as Chair of the Senate Health Committee during the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  As a physician himself, he has seen first-hand the tragic results of living life without health insurance, and the amazing personal success stories that have followed the monumental change.  Join Zac and PopHealth Podcast for this insightful and wide-ranging interview with the Senator as…
CONTINUE READING

The Breakneck Pace of Change: Leading Healthcare Attorney Bob King explains the discord between the rising importance of in-home care and the increasing difficulty to provide it

As more and more health care services are pushed towards the home setting, ever-changing employment legislation, licensure, and fractured minimum wage ordinances are creating a legal minefield for home-based employers.  Leading home care employment attorney, Bob King, joins Gavin and Zac to discuss why many home care providers are opting to leave the industry entirely and his surprising take on why litigation against home-based care is at an all-time high. …
CONTINUE READING

California Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, is fighting for you

California has the largest insurance market in the nation, valued at about $259 Billion in premiums annually.  CA Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, is the man in charge of protecting both consumers and insurers in that massive marketplace and he joins Zac to talk about the unique challenges (or as he calls them: opportunities) this creates.  In a refreshingly open and wide-ranging conversation, we discuss why the state felt it was…
CONTINUE READING

The Healthcare Games: Will politics make The Affordable Care Act the first ‘tribute’ of the Trump administration?

Healthcare Futurist, Best-Selling Author & former Hospital CEO, Josh Luke, recently wrote that "Obamacare is D.O.A." under the new administration.  That is a scary thought for millions of Americans now living with health insurance, and he recently joined Gavin & Zac to discuss.  Why does he think that an initial repeal could be largely ceremonial, how does he think most people will feel the impact of a repeal in 2017…
CONTINUE READING

What the heck is a MACRA? Dr. Ashby Wolff, CMS Region-9 Chief Medical Officer, explains and tells us how it could impact the way physicians deliver better patient-centered care.

Medicare Access and CHIP Re-Authorization Act (MACRA) is a mouthful and doesn't necessarily jump off the page as a must-read, but in reality, it is about to change the way doctors can deliver (and bill for) better patient-centered care.  For example, did you know that a physician and a specialist cannot both bill for a visit on the same patient on the same day, or that a doctor couldn't bill…
CONTINUE READING

The Doctor will see (or call, or text, or videochat) you now: How Halcyon Health and Direct Primary Care are revolutionizing the way you access your Primary Care Physician

How much face time do you or your loved ones actually get with your Primary Care Physician during doctor appointments?maybe 5-10 minutes?  Can you see your doctor whenever you need to, or do you need to book weeks in advance?  If you feel that the current system and access to your doctor is woefully insufficient, you're not alone.  In fact, many primary care physicians would agree, and this is exact…
CONTINUE READING