Value-based healthcare models are a way to improve patient outcomes and lower the cost of care. Dr. Bob speaks with former FDA and CMS chief Dr. Mark McClellan, who says the pandemic has shown the benefits of value-based care and digital medical technologies.
And as many offices begin reopening, immunocompromised employees are put in a difficult position. Kate speaks with New York City resident Danielle, whose doctor advised against her return to her workplace.
Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Mark McClellan is a physician and economist with healthcare policy experience in both the government sector and academia. Dr. McClellan served as commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration from 2002 to 2004. He then immediately transitioned into his role as administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he served until 2006.
Dr. McClellan’s research focuses on improving the quality of healthcare, economic and policy impacts on healthcare decisions, and how digital technologies can impact care delivery and cost.
Currently, Dr. McClellan is the Director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University. The center conducts extensive interdisciplinary research on health policy initiatives to improve the value of healthcare.
Additional public service roles include Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Department of Treasury, member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and White House Senior Director for Healthcare Policy.
Dr. McClellan earned his medical degree from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and his doctorate in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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
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