Apr 20, 2020
Adam E. Block, PhD, is a recurring guest, having spoken previously about common misconceptions of the Affordable Care Act, and Medicare for All. Today we will be discussing the how erring on the side of an earlier end to shelter in place could have a worse impact on the economy than waiting longer. We also discuss what a return to work could possibly look like and when can we expect our elective patients to start coming back to the offices. In our industry and many others, it is important to be able to pivot and adapt to the new needs created by this virus. From a public health perspective, we also talk about when the risk of poverty as a social determinant of health starts to outweigh the risk of the coronavirus itself and what populations are at highest economic risk.
Dr. Block is currently an Assistant Professor of Public Health at the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College. He is a health economist with deep experience in the hospital, health plan and government sectors. His research is focuses on how individuals make decisions in health care markets including patient choice of hospitals, physicians and insurance plans.
Prior to joining New York Medical College in 2017, has worked for a major hospital system, a large Medicaid managed care plan, spent several years developing the legislation on the Affordable Care Act as an economist at the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation and later as Division Director of Health Plan Policy in the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at CMS.
In July, 2018 Dr. Block founded Charm Economics, LLC a translational economics consulting group. His consulting work focuses on managed care contracting and pricing optimization of new technology and data analytics. Dr. Block received his PhD in Health Policy from Harvard and undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Amherst College.
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