Dr. Marie McCormack, Director of Primary Care Group at Renown Health

This episode features Dr. Marie McCormack, Director of Primary Care Group at Renown Health. Here, she discusses her background, her focus on telehealth reimbursement in the sparsely populated state of Nevada, how she is looking at adding growth & value to her organization, and more.

Summary

Dr. Marie McCormack Discusses Primary Care and Telehealth Reimbursement

Background and Focus on Telehealth Reimbursement

Dr. Marie McCormack is the Director of Primary Care Group at Renown Health and the division chief of Primary Care for the company. In an episode of Healthcare Insider, Dr. McCormack discussed her background and her focus on telehealth reimbursement in the sparsely populated state of Nevada.

Dr. McCormack explained that telehealth has become more widely accepted due to COVID-19, but reimbursement has been a major challenge. She stressed the importance of telehealth in rural communities, where patients may have long distances to travel for medical care, and highlighted the need for fair reimbursement policies.

Primary Care as Foundation for Healthcare

During the podcast, Dr. McCormack also discussed the importance of primary care as the foundation for every health system. She emphasized the value of regular check-ups and preventative care, stating that these services help catch issues early and reduce long-term healthcare costs.

Dr. McCormack acknowledged the challenges faced by primary care providers during the pandemic, including decreased patient volumes and increased stress. However, she also noted that the pandemic has highlighted the critical role of primary care in keeping communities healthy.

Adding Growth and Value to Healthcare Organizations

As a leader in healthcare, Dr. McCormack is focused on adding growth and value to her organization. She discussed the importance of understanding the business of medicine, stating that it is essential to have a strong financial foundation in order to provide high-quality care.

Dr. McCormack also encouraged emerging leaders in healthcare to ask questions and seek mentorship. She stressed the importance of collaboration and learning from others in the industry.

Takeaways for Healthcare Leaders

Overall, Dr. Marie McCormack's insights provide valuable takeaways for healthcare leaders. Her focus on telehealth reimbursement in rural communities highlights the importance of fair policies for remote patients. Her emphasis on the value of primary care underscores the need for regular check-ups and preventative care. And her advice on adding growth and value to healthcare organizations reminds leaders of the importance of understanding the business side of medicine and seeking mentorship to continue learning and improving as professionals in the industry.

 

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This episode aired on 05/07/2023 and can be listened here.

 

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