Patients Rising Podcast

Can You Get Trump’s COVID Care?

Episode Notes

President Trump’s apparent quick and successful battle with the COVID-19 virus should set the standard for care that all Americans should receive. 

Terry and Dr. Bob look at how the White House is grappling with spreading infections, and Dr. Mark Fendrick shares the impact of value-based insurance design on lowering patient costs and improving outcomes. Plus, Kate is joined by Carly Flumer, a patient living with a rare cancer. She tells the story of her journey and how it led her to patient advocacy. 

Guest:

A. Mark Fendrick, M.D.

University of Michigan’s Value-Based Insurance Design, Director

Dr. Fendrick conceptualized and coined the term Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) and currently directs the V-BID Center at the University of Michigan, the leading advocate for development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative health benefit plans. His research focuses on how clinician payment and consumer engagement initiatives impact access to care, quality of care, and health care costs. 

He has authored over 250 articles and book chapters and has received numerous awards for the creation and implementation of value-based insurance design. His perspective and understanding of clinical and economic issues have fostered collaborations with numerous government agencies, health plans, professional societies, and health care companies.

Dr. Fendrick is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly IOM), serves on the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee, and has been invited to present testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, and the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel.

He is the co-editor in chief of the American Journal of Managed Care and is an editorial board member for 3 additional peer-reviewed publications.  He is also a member of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan, where he remains clinically active in the practice of general internal medicine.

Dr. Fendrick received a bachelor’s degree in economics and chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School.  He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program.

Hosts:

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob”, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent 

Links:

Dr. A. Mark Fendrick

Applying Value-Based Insurance Design to Low-Value Health Services

Putting the Human Back in Healthcare

Diagnosed, Not Defeated

Patients Rising Concierge 

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