The term “home-based care” is currently used to describe many types of care, from telehealth services to the intermittent home health provided after hospitalization. As a result, there is some confusion within the health care industry as to what the term “home-based care” exactly means, especially given the fact that a new, more comprehensive category of home-based care has been developed in recent years.
By revolutionizing the traditional house call, this Advanced Primary Care model delivers better care in the home at lower costs for the 10 to 20 percent of patients who have chronic and complex medical conditions and account for 50 to 70 percent of the country’s health care spending. As a result, this care model will play a key role in addressing America’s health care spending crisis, given that the number of Americans with chronic conditions is expected to grow by 37 percent from 2000 to 2030, an increase of 46 million people.
The webinar will focus on providing a comprehensive articulation of what Advanced Primary Care in the home is, how it is delivered effectively, and the benefits it provides health insurance providers and their members. It will first define Advanced Primary Care and differentiate it from the other types of home care.
The webinar will then discuss how Advanced Primary Care operates, for example, how it utilizes a physician-led multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals including nurse practitioners, registered nurses, community health workers, social workers, and care coordination support to deliver impactful care in the home setting.
Finally, the webinar will discuss some of the key benefits of Advanced Primary Care: reducing costs, improving quality of care, supporting family caregivers, coordinating care more effectively, mitigating medical emergencies, and reducing hospitalizations and readmissions.
Chris Dodd MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Chris Dodd has overall accountability and oversight of all clinical functions for PopHealthCare, and leads the company’s effort to scale its integrated suite of home-based care solutions, including the expansion of its national network of advanced primary care medical practices.
As a practicing internal medicine physician and public health practitioner, Dr. Dodd brings vast experience in designing and implementing innovative clinical interventions for geriatric and vulnerable populations in a value-based environment, as well as a strong track record of creating successful partnerships with health plan and provider group partners.
Dr. Dodd earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Boston University School of Medicine, and completed the Program in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He continues to practice as a house call provider for senior and vulnerable patients.
Cynthia J. Leach
Vice President, Long Term Care
Cynthia J. Leach has been the Vice President of Long Term Care at Mercy Care since December 2020. She brings more than 35 years’ experience in health care administration, financial management, executive leadership and program development to this role.
Overseeing and evaluating the Mercy Care Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) program while also leading a large case management department, Cynthia ensures that appropriate and cost-effective medical and medically-related social and behavioral health services and supports are identified, planned, obtained and monitored for individuals eligible for ALTCS services, families and caregivers.
Prior to joining Mercy Care, Cynthia was the Owner/Chief Operations Officer at Coppersands, Inc., a senior health care management company, where she oversaw the operations of post and sub-acute care, behavioral health, assisted living and long-term care facilities.
She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Administration from the University of Arizona and an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from DMCC, as well as several licenses with the State of Arizona including Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Assisted Living Manager and Registered Nurse.
Michael S. Burke
Corporate Vice President, Medicare and Individual Market
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Mr. Burke is Corporate Vice President, Medicare and Individual Markets, of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. His responsibilities include oversight and management of all products, programs and services offered to the Medicare and Individual commercial markets.
He began his career in 1986 at Capital Area Community Health Plan in Latham (Albany), NY. Mr. Burke joined Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in August 2010. Previously, he served as Director of Government Programs at Capital District Physicians Health Plan, various roles for Kaiser Permanente’s Northeast Division, including VP/COO and Regional Vice President in Central New York and Western Massachusetts.
Mr. Burke earned a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Medical Care Organization and a Bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College in Health Services Administration.
Brandon Oliver (Moderator)
Chief Operations Officer
Brandon Oliver is responsible for leading operations and delivery of the CareSight program to health plans and their members across the US. He joined PopHealthCare in July of 2019 after 6 years with Tivity Health, Inc. (formerly Healthways) as a finance leader and Chief of Staff to the CEO and CFO responsible for leading enterprise-wide strategic change and restructuring initiatives.
Prior to Tivity Health, Inc., Mr. Oliver spent more than 15 years as a procurement, outsourcing (BPaaS), and supply chain consultant with Procurian (Accenture), North Highland Consulting, and Harrah’s Entertainment (Caesars). In the 2002 election cycle, Brandon successfully co-managed a US Congressional Primary and a US Senate General Election campaign.
Brandon holds an MBA and BBA in International Business from the Fogelman College of Business at The University of Memphis.