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The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast

Supercharge your learning as these board-certified Internists interview the experts to bring you clinical pearls, practice changing knowledge, and a healthy dose of humor. 

Oct 27, 2017

Get schooled on medical homes, payer reform, and what the future might look like for primary care with Dr. Sue Bornstein, MD, FACP and Executive Director of the Texas Medical Home Initiative and Chair of the Health and Public Policy Committee at the ACP.

Dr Alex Lane of Cooper University Hospital joins Matt as cohost!

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Time Stamps

00:00 Intro

02:42 Guest CV and background

04:42 Getting to know our guest

10:40 Helpful resources for learning health policy

12:10 Who are the major players/influencers in health care and how do their interests align

15:02 Defining “medical home”

18:45 Where did the idea for a “medical home” originate

22:33 How does medical home affect cost

29:45 Payer reform and the quality payment program (QPP)

33:06 Recap and defining terms

37:18 How will the QPP be implemented?

41:04 Repeal and replace

43:37 Cuts in funding for safety net hospitals that care for the poorest, sickest patients

46:59 Take home points

48:55 Outro

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