BACON Podcast Episodes

Episode 1 -  May 2019: Dr. Rob Merrill and Dr. Dave Johnson, MSSP

Julie and Mike discuss the ACO's future with the Medicare Shared Savings Program and impact on providers. Dr. Rob Merrill reveals how he hit all the ACO quality targets in 2018 and Dr. Dave Johnson reports on his medical mission to rural India.

Bonus Content
ACO newsletter story on MSSP decision 
ACO newsletter story on Rob Merrill’s Mind the Gap Campaign



Episode 2 -  June 2019: Dr. Eric Worthing, Dr. Rifat Zaidi, Clinical Documentation

A girls’ school in rural Pakistan, hypertension control at LincolnHealth and the joys of clinical documentation: all in this episode.

 

Bonus Content
Clinical documentation training: follow this link and select “Training”
Rifat Zaidi’s photography webpage and store
Provider Happy Hours and Breakfasts: follow this link and select “Special Events”


Episode 3 - July 2019: Dr. Kate Herlihy, Dr. Patty Cantlin, Where to Go for Care

Reducing ED utilization is the subject of two segments this month. In our Meaty Topic, Mike and Julie introduce the ACO’s Where to Go for Care infographic designed to help patients decide when they should go to the ED. In The Sizzle, Kate Herlihy reviews her successful initiative to reduce pediatric ED visits in western Maine. And, for a little variety, Julie takes us outside to visit Patty Cantlin’s patient garden at Maine Nephrology Associates. Have a suggestion for BACON? Email us at bacon@mmc.org.

Bonus Content
Where to Go for Care infographic
Provider Happy Hours and Breakfasts: follow this link and select “Special Events”
Photos of Maine Nephrology Associates Patient Garden 1
Photos of Maine Nephrology Associates Patient Garden 2
Photos of Maine Nephrology Associates Patient Garden 3


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