COVID-19 | Telehealth for IPAs

February 3rd, 2021
Share and learn webinar for IPA leaders who support small and independent physicians. We discussed the current state of telehealth, what payers are doing, the challenges and successes, and identified resources and opportunities to promote telehealth. A summary is also available.

COVID-19 | Telehealth for Small Practices

February 3rd, 2021
We heard from two IPA leaders how they are supporting small and independent physicians to adopt and spread telehealth. A summary is also available.

Caring for Patients Virtually: Lessons from a Virtual Primary Care Practice

February 3rd, 2021
We were joined by Dr. Yumi Taylor, Linette Fung, and Robert Scrase of Tera by Sutter Health. Tera delivers high-quality, patient-centered care, 95% virtually! Summary is also available to view.

COVID-19 | Billing for Telehealth and Virtual Care

February 3rd, 2021
We were joined by Carol Yarbrough, Business Operations Manager at UCSF’s Telehealth Resource Center and Dr. Subash, Fellow at UCSF’s Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Informatics. Summary is also available to view.

Protecting Primary Care in the Time of COVID-19

December 23rd, 2020

Primary care is in an acute crisis. What had been a tenuous future for independent and small practices is now in immediate jeopardy as the COVID-19 pandemic has led patients to cancel visits and postpone elective medical procedures, putting an almost immediate stop to physicians’ payments. The COVID-19 crisis is also presenting a potential breaking point for our entire health care system and those who rely on it for needed care. 

In response to the current crisis, the Pacific Business Group on Health held a member webinar to engage Members in thinking about new primary care models. These models would allow us to invest in coverage for prevention, testing, primary care services and social needs so that people get the care and support they need by a robust and fit primary care infrastructure; avoiding the current scenario of primary care practices verging on bankruptcy. This effort may be catalyzed by the COVID-19 crisis, but these are changes that will build a better health system for the long term. 

COVID-19: Peer Sharing

June 18th, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, small practices and IPAs made remarkable progress implementing and expanding telehealth in a very short timeframe, providing critical care to their patients. To support these providers as they adopted virtual care, CQC hosted bi-weekly webinars from the end of March through June.

Adapting Care Delivery to the New Normal – 06/18/2020
Dr. Steven Davis, DO, from San Dimas, California, shared practical tips from his practice’s experience.

Adapting Care Delivery to the New Normal pdf

Patient Engagement and Virtual Care – 05/29/2020
Joined by Dr. Courtney Lyles, Associate Professor,  Center for Vulnerable Populations at UCSF; Libby Hoy, Founder & CEO, PFCCpartners; and Dr. Fiona Wilson, former Teledoc provider and current Supervising Clinician Specialist, Workers Compensation Division, Department of Human Resources, City & County of San Francisco, who shared how primary care practices can engage patients in virtual care.

Patient Engagement and Virtual Care pdf