Episode 7

Dr. Howard Haft, Maryland Primary Care Program


March 25th, 2020

1 hr 24 mins 8 secs

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About this Episode

Amy and Alex interview Dr. Howard Haft, the Executive Director of the Maryland Primary Care Program, and Tammy Liu, a Primary Care Transformation Coach. We do a deep dive into the Maryland Primary Care Program and understand how this amazing innovative program is helping physicians provide higher quality more holistic care while providing physicians the tools and resources they need to provide that care in an efficient and low-friction way.

We discuss so many valuable topics in this episode:
Who is Dr. Howard Haft
What is the Maryland Primary Care Program
Maryland All Payer Model
Global Budget Revenue Hospital Payment Model
What do Primary Care Practice Transformation Coaches do
Advanced Alternative Payment Model
Track 1
Track 2
Upfront payments
Is the Maryland Primary Care Program only for Medicare
Carefirst participation in the Maryland Primary Care Program
How much extra can physicians earn from the Maryland Primary Care Program
Average $40,000 per year per physician
Care Transformation Organizations
Administrative requirements of the Primary Care Program
Alex's mind gets blown
Empathy in healthcare
20% Reduction in avoidable admissions
Predicting high risk patients and avoidable admissions
How Maryland is using machine learning to support primary care doctors
Social Determinants of Health services in Maryland
How to order SDOH services from CRISP
How community-based organizations can work with the Maryland Primary Care Program
211 service in Maryland
Global Budget contracts
Maryland Stakeholder Innovation Group