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VillageMD’s Working Smarter vodcasts distill the avalanche of legal information down to the key points that matter most to you and your practice. Short, engaging, and directly relevant to daily work, these episodes give you the information you need to navigate and succeed in value based care.

VillageMD’s Working Smarter vodcasts distill the avalanche of legal information down to the key points that matter most to you and your practice. Short, engaging, and directly relevant to daily work, these episodes give you the information you need to navigate and succeed in value based care.
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VillageMD’s Working Smarter vodcasts distill the avalanche of legal information down to the key points that matter most to you and your practice. Short, engaging, and directly relevant to daily work, these episodes give you the information you need to navigate and succeed in value based care.

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English


Episodes

The Major CMS Changes You Need To Know

11/9/2019
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Changes are coming from CMS that are going to impact healthcare providers at all levels! We want you to be prepared for what these are and how these will impact your practice. If you enjoy this content, please subscribe and stay tuned for more exciting compliance conversations from your favorite Legal Team at VillageMD. If you have a question, comment, if you want one of the samples we reference, or if you want to be a guest on Working Smarter, visit our website at:...

Duration:00:15:39

What #MeToo Means For Your Practice

11/8/2019
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In the news last week, Sarah Silverman tweeted out a complaint deriving from a physician’s exam by stating: “This is not a date.” In this episode, we review the impact of #MeToo on healthcare and give practical guidance on how to manage this risk. VillageMD Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder, Dr. Clive Fields, joins us to discuss the “Stay Safe” guidelines circulating on the internet that guide patients on what to expect when they go to the doctor. We hope this will help spark the...

Duration:00:21:19

Billing Compliance Episode 1: Taking The Mystery Out of E/M Coding

11/6/2019
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Have you ever questioned what E&M level you should assign to a patient? Do you think it is too difficult so you just give up and assign the same level 3 like always? On this episode, we discuss some background context of E&M and what exactly is required for different levels. We are joined by Kristi Lee, VillageMD’s Director of Revenue Cycle, who lends her physician billing expertise! If you have a question, comment, if you want one of the samples we reference, or if you want to be a guest...

Duration:00:13:45

CMS Primary Cares Intiative

11/5/2019
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New CMS initiatives are launching January 2020! You may have heard about the “Primary Care First” or “Direct Contracting” models. These two new models will impact value based care and reimbursement for primary care physicians. We are joined by Gary Jacobs, Village Medical at Home President, and Dave Ault, Attorney at Faegre, Backer, Daniels who help us dive into these new initiatives. In this episode, we will tell you what these initiatives are, how they differ from current ACOs, and how you...

Duration:00:19:28

Physician Star Ratings

11/1/2019
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We all have experienced Star Ratings in our lives, whether it be Uber, Yelp, Amazon, etc. These star ratings are now starting to affect physicians and the world of medicine. In this episode, we find out what Physician Star Ratings are, how you can find out what your rating is, and why this is important to your Practice. Check out medicare.gov/physiciancompare/ after the episode to see what your rating may be! Thank you to all of our listeners for your comments and feedback. We love hearing...

Duration:00:06:59

State of the Village

10/30/2019
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It’s our 20th episode! To celebrate, we have a very special episode for all of our listeners: those returning or new to the Podcast. VillageMD has been busy throughout the year: big transactions, new lines of business, starting a podcast. There is even more to come next year! We sat down with VillageMD Co-Founders, Tim Barry and Paul Martino, to talk about what has changed this year and what they are excited about for next year. Thank you to all of our listeners for your comments and...

Duration:00:05:59

E-Cigarette Epidemic

10/16/2019
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If a patient presents complaining of nausea and a severe cough, would you think to ask them about vaping? There appears to be more horrific reports of e-cigarette related pulmonary illness every day, and currently the CDC is unsure the exact etiology. On this episode, we will share what we know about this public health crisis including the most recent CDC guidance for identifying these cases early, taking a detailed history, and managing treatment. Thank you to all of our listeners for your...

Duration:00:08:57

Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health

10/1/2019
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Did you hear President Trump talking about Kidney Health this summer? A new Executive Order on “Advancing American Kidney Health” was signed in July and multiple CMS regulations followed. These regulations represent a major change in reimbursement for kidney disease, and introduce three new programs to incentivize changes in disease management. In this episode, we are thrilled to talk with Bobby Sepucha, Chief Administrative Officer of Cricket Health. Cricket Health is a comprehensive kidney...

Duration:00:13:55

Horse On A Plane: Service Animal FAQ

9/17/2019
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You may remember the movie “Snakes on a Plane”, but last month, a video made a stir featuring a miniature horse on a plane. Questions about service animals have become more common over the last few years, and we receive these questions and concerns periodically from our physicians. In this episode, we answer the questions asked most frequently including “Do I have to allow a miniature horse into my clinic?”. We also provide some practical guidance tips for dealing with this issue with...

Duration:00:10:01

Medical Marijuana

9/17/2019
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In this episode, we talk with Dr. Clive Fields about the clinical and legal issues raised with medical marijuana's growing popularity and use. We discuss a variety of topics including: the differences between CBD and medical marijuana, how Dr. Fields' patients are reacting to medical marijuana, and our thoughts about its use for treatment purposes. These conversations are happening more frequently throughout the country, and we hope this discussion will inform your own thoughts and practices.

Duration:00:12:51

Vaccine Hesitancy And Your Patients

9/17/2019
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The "anti-vax" movement is constantly in the news - most recently when the Mayor of NYC declared a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak. Even patients who are not "anti-vax" can have hesitancy about vaccines, and this creates a dilemma for primary care providers. In this episode we talk with Dr. Clive Fields, VillageMD's Chief Medical Officer, about how to have productive conversations with hesitant patients, how to report contagious diseases, deal with quarantines. We also cover the...

Duration:00:12:28