Understanding the New Landscape in Washington with Mara McDermott

Health Care by the Numbers

On this sixth episode of Health Care by the Numbers, host Todd Searls is joined by co-host Louise Yinug for a discussion with Mara McDermott, Vice President at McDermott+ Consulting. Mara is a longtime friend to Caravan Health who has spoken about rural health and Medicare policy issues at our annual Accountable Care Symposium and webinars. She helps us understand what federal officials are thinking and what’s coming next on Capitol Hill and at CMS for delivery system reform, physician reimbursement, and value-based payment.

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Only a few months into the new Congress and the new Administration, the podcast digs into understanding the new landscape in Washington, including the new leaders, new policies, and new approach to value-based payment. The discussion covers the future of the Medicare Shared Savings Program and other alternative payment models and how Washington will employ delivery system reform to lead the country out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This article was originally published on the Caravan Health and is republished here with permission.

About the Podcast
A podcast that goes where others don’t – discussing the bottom lines of value-based care featuring industry visionaries, innovators, and thought leaders. Health Care by the Numbers is a podcast that uncovers what’s driving health care transformation. Listen in to each episode as Caravan Health leaders interview the brightest minds inspiring health care innovation and discuss the numbers which have shaped their thinking. Join the conversation on Twitter at #HCBTNPod.