A New Model of Primary Care in Today's Healthcare System

In this episode, we are joined by Steve Sell, Chief Executive Officer of agilon Health, to discuss what differentiates agilon Health from other innovative value-based care providers, how they are addressing primary care shortages, what progress needs to be made for all Medicare patients to be in an accountable care relationship by 2030 and more. This episode is sponsored by agilon Health.


Agilon Health CEO discusses innovative primary care model in latest podcast episode

What sets agilon Health apart

In a recent podcast, Steve Sell, CEO of agilon Health, spoke about what sets their innovative primary care model apart from others. He explained that their model allows primary care doctors to practice medicine in the way they were trained and to have adequate time with complex patients. This is achieved through a combination of retaining existing physicians, attracting new ones, and bringing back those who left the practice.

Addressing primary care shortages

Agilon Health is tackling primary care shortages in three main ways: retention of existing physicians, attraction of new ones, and reconnecting with those who left the practice. By empowering primary care providers with a full risk model, they can improve local care delivery. For example, they have reinvested $180 million into local primary care, resulting in a 12% year over year increase in touchpoints with complex patients, as well as better connectivity with ERs and hospitals.

Goals for Medicare patients

Steve Sell believes that the CMS goal of having all Medicare patients in an accountable care relationship by 2030 is achievable but requires a combination of stable federal policy and innovation. Agilon Health is actively working towards this goal by building scale through local and national partnerships. With a focus on empowering primary care providers and transforming healthcare delivery at the community level, agilon Health is making significant progress towards this goal.

Proud to be part of the solution

The podcast episode was sponsored by agilon Health, and Steve Sell expressed pride in the work being done to help those in need. With their innovative primary care model and dedication to improving care delivery, agilon Health is making a positive impact on healthcare outcomes.


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This episode aired on 09/06/2022 and can be listened here.


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