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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Scoop: Medicare Advantage Diagnosis Coding Indictments

12/16/2020
Medicare Advantage diagnosis coding remains a high enforcement priority for CMS and OIG and we’ve seen several new developments this year. These cases have some things in common, and a picture is emerging of critical elements that providers should know. Tune in for a summary of the key details, including some best practices and conversely some things to avoid. Thank you to all of our loyal listeners, or as we call them, Smarties! Send us a picture of you listening to sharon@villagemd.com,...

Duration:00:16:17

Beyond Patient Portals: Information Blocking Rules

11/4/2020
“This rule is widely seen as a game changer that will have far reaching effects on how information is accessed, exchanged, and used….” – The National Law Review. The information blocking rules, which take effect in 2021, are the biggest regulatory change related to sharing patient information since the passage of HIPAA. These rules will allow patients to view their information in third party applications of their choice. In this episode, we summarize these changes, and indicate the steps...

Duration:00:16:52

Tips To Improve Your Social Media Game

8/19/2020
Social media can be a powerful tool, but it can be daunting to learn. There are also risks associated with these accounts. In particular for physicians, social media can be a way to communicate with patients, and hear their feedback/comments. On this episode, we are joined by Molly Lynch, who leads Lynch Communications. She shares some guidance on how to best use social media and also how to avoid pitfalls and cringe moments! Thank you to all of our loyal listeners, or as we call them,...

Duration:00:18:17

Around the Village: Todd Park

7/29/2020
We are thrilled to be joined by Todd Park on this episode! Todd is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Devoted Health, which is a Medicare Advantage plan. Todd was formerly the Co-Founder of athenahealth, and served as Chief Technology Officer for President Obama’s Administration for 5 years. Todd is inspirational in his passion to change healthcare, and the way he thinks about serving the customers for Devoted Health. Tune in to hear this engaging conversation! Thank you to all of...

Duration:00:17:50

Direct Contracting Entities Update

6/18/2020
You may remember us telling you about the Medicare Direct Contracting Program last year. Direct Contracting is a further iteration of the Next Generation ACO model, and will allow entities to participate in risk agreements directly with Medicare. Since then, we’ve learned a lot more. Medicare gave us even more updates this past week! This week, we are thrilled to welcome one of our favorite Smarties, Lucy Sola. Lucy has been involved with our implementation of this program for VillageMD,...

Duration:00:13:14

Primary Care In the Time of Corona

5/28/2020
During this pandemic, our Village Medical front line clinical workers have shown great tenacity, dedication, and commitment to their patients. We wanted to honor their work by interviewing some of our shining stars in our different markets across the country. They tell us what it has been like, what gives them hope, and what has been challenging in these times. Thank you to all of our loyal listeners, or as we call them, Smarties! Send us a picture of you listening to sharon@villagemd.com,...

Duration:00:13:45

It's Raining Regs

5/13/2020
We were inspired by The Weather Girls for our first episode back since the COVID-19 pandemic started. We have seen a torrential downpour of regulations and guidance from the government. in the last few months It truly feels like it's "Raining Regs"; everything from $2 trillion in stimulus money through the CARES Act to Telemedicine regulation changes. In this episode, we explore the changes that impact primary care physicians. Thank you to all of our loyal listeners, or as we call them,...

Duration:00:09:55

Miles To Go: New Healthcare Transparency Rules

3/4/2020
If you are wondering why we are quoting Robert Frost when discussing a CMS rule change, it’s because of the broad sweeping impact of the proposed rules for healthcare pricing transparency. If this becomes law, it will be an earthquake…..but there are miles to go before we will actually see this change. Rather than stopping by the woods on a snowy evening, we sat down with one of our experts Susan Zook, Founder of Mason Street Consulting, to discuss all the details. (And generally to see if...

Duration:00:13:50

Changing Chicago Primary Care with Dr. Perlmuter

2/26/2020
We are always wondering how primary care medicine has changed over time. We think talking with physicians directly about their experiences is the best way of figuring this out. On this episode of Around the Village, we sit down with Dr. Perlmuter a primary care physician who has been practicing medicine in Chicago for 31 years. Tune in to hear his thoughts about primary care and how his practice has been positively affected by VillageMD. Thank you to all of our loyal listeners, or as we...

Duration:00:06:31

CBD Oil: Helpful Supplement or Harmful Substance?

2/19/2020
In a surprising turn of events, the FDA released a consumer advisory warning about the potential harmful effects of CBD. CBD is available now at every corner store, but these products are not approved by the FDA. On this episode, we are joined by VillageMD’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Clive Fields. He explains what he advises patients about these types of supplements and the science behind this FDA advisory notice. Thank you to all of our loyal listeners, or as we call them, Smarties! Send...

Duration:00:14:03

The Barbara Streisand Effect: Dealing with Negative Online Reviews

2/5/2020
Pop quiz: Imagine a patient just left you a terrible online review on Yelp. What do you do?! We are joined by one of our experts, Amanda Skerski, who is VillageMD Vice President of Marketing and Communication. We will walk you through what you can do, what you shouldn't do, and some practical tips……and what Barbara Streisand has to do with all of this! Thank you to all of our loyal listeners, or as we call them, Smarties! Send us a picture of you listening to sharon@villagemd.com, and you...

Duration:00:09:58

The Ultimate Guide to Checking Nursing Home Abuse

1/22/2020
Heads Up! CMS is now reporting incidents of abuse and neglect at nursing homes. Your patients and their families can see this report, and probably have some questions! We are joined this week by Andrea Osborne, VillageMD Vice President of Post-Acute Care. In a few short minutes, Andrea tells us what we need to know about this new tool and how it can be used to inform/answer patients. Thank you to all of our loyal listeners, or as we call them, Smarties! Send us a picture of you listening...

Duration:00:11:59

Talking Tech with Mike Roberts

1/17/2020
We know our listeners are always interested in learning about the technology that transforms primary care! On this episode of Around the Village, we sit down with Mike Roberts, VillageMD’s Chief Technology Officer. The docOS program built by his team put VillageMD on the map as a tech focused healthcare start-up. Tune in to hear about Mike’s vision for docOS and what is coming next from our Technology team! Thank you to all of our loyal listeners, or as we call them, Smarties! Send us a...

Duration:00:11:00

2020 Changes in Physician Payment

1/8/2020
These CMS changes to the physician fee schedule are more good news for primary care! In this episode, we are joined by several special guests to walk us through these changes. We focus primarily on the codes that will significantly impact primary care physicians. All references and handouts are available on our website: https://vmdworkingsmarter.com/conversations/ Thank you to all of our listeners for your comments and feedback. We love hearing from you! We are now available on Apple,...

Duration:00:16:38

Around the Village - Dr. Carpenter

12/19/2019
One of the best things about working with VillageMD is the opportunity to share experiences with primary care physicians across the country. In support of this, our Working Smarter team has created a new series: Around the Village. We will be interviewing physicians and VillageMD leaders from around the country and sharing their stories. It was our absolute pleasure to start with Dr. David Carpenter and his wife, Joanne Carpenter, from Humble, Texas. As you will hear, Dr. and Mrs. Carpenter...

Duration:00:08:26

HOPD Update

12/13/2019
Changes are coming fast in Health Law! We did a segment on the changes to Hospital Outpatient Department billing in January 2019. Just like we predicted, various hospitals and organizations filed suit about these changes. We recently got a final ruling and wanted to give our audience an update. This 3 minute overview will summarize what you need to know about the ruling and what changes to expect. Thank you to all of our listeners for your comments and feedback. We love hearing from you!...

Duration:00:04:11

Can Physicians Promote MA Plans?

12/11/2019
With the Medicare Advantage selection season upon us, we know marketing regulations can be confusing for everyone. In this episode, we are joined by Michael Adelberg, an attorney from Faegre, Baker, and Daniels. We provide a summary of how traditional Medicare differs from MA plans, and the dos and don’ts for talking with patients about these plans. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any further questions about this content. We are here to help you stay compliant! Thank you to all...

Duration:00:13:49

Around the Village - Thankful

11/27/2019
We wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving from our VillageMD family. In this special episode, we asked our staff and physicians about their highlights and what they are excited about for next year. What are you thankful for this holiday season?! Thank you to all of our listeners for your comments and feedback. We love hearing from you! We are now available on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a rating or comment. If you have a...

Duration:00:03:35

Zantac Advisory Notice

11/13/2019
You may be asking “how worried do I need to be about this Zantac recall”? The FDA released a notice outlining a concern for a probable carcinogenic chemical found in ranitidine and other similar heartburn medications. There have been manufacturer recalls, patients are switching their medications, and the FDA is currently investigating. We are joined by two VillageMD experts, Prasanga Lokuge and Saba Syed, to walk us through what is happening, what you need to tell your patients, and what to...

Duration:00:10:48

State of the Village

10/30/2019
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