April 13 & 20Key Health Care Trends in 2018 — Gordon Josephson, MD, MPH. Including urgent care, electronic heath records, phone apps, telemedicine, e-visits, screening & prevention, population health management, advanced primary care, access to care challenges & more.

April 27The Opioid Epidemic — Peter Friedmann, MD – Chief Research Officer, Baystate Health. What is it? How did it start? Where are we now? What works and what to do about it?  * PLEASE NOTE PRESENTATION CHANGE FROM PRINTED CATALOG * 

May 4The Affordable Care Act 2018 Update — Gordon Josephson, MD, MPH. Including a brief overview of the original law, the status of ‘Repeal and Replace’, What’s Next? What are the “fixes”?

May 11Understanding and Navigating Today’s Medicare Environment — Gordon Josephson, MD, MPH. Medicare explained, choosing the right program for you, notable exclusions of Medicare benefits, options for physician enrollment and payment, The Medicare Innovation Center, accountable care and the shared savings program.

May 18End-of Life Planning — Harriet Warshaw, Executive Director, The Conversation Project at The Institute of Healthcare Improvement. “The Conversation,” planning for aging, advanced directives & powers of attorney, what we really need to do to make our end of-life wishes clear.

May 25 Single Payer Health Care — Charles Wohl, MD, and Michael Kaplan, MDPhysicians for a National Health Program members. The current inequalities, deficiencies, and inefficiencies of our healthcare system will be discussed, along with a single-payer, Medicare-for-all program as a way of reforming the way healthcare is financed and delivered in the United States.


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