IMPROVING YOUR HEALTH

with Fallon Health CEO Richard Burke
Understanding Medicare

Understanding Medicare

If you are an older adult who wants to change your Medicare coverage for next year, now is the
time to do it. We’re in the middle of the important Medicare Annual Election Period which means
time is of the essence when it comes to assessing your changing budget and health care needs
for the upcoming year.
We’re pleased to two local Medicare experts joining us for today’s episode of Improving Your
Health with Fallon’s Richard Burke. Fallon’s President and CEO and Deb Daviau, their VP of
Medicare and Executive Director of its NaviCare program are here to talk about how to find a
plan that is best suited for your specific needs.

Understanding Medicare

Improving Your Health with Fallon Health’s Richard Burke – Episode 9

In a three-part series, we’ve been talking with Fallon Health President and CEO Richard Burke about the evolution of an important program for many of us, especially those who are 65+ or getting close. We’ve talked about what Medicare is, how it came about and the evolution of Medicare Advantage plans. In this month’s Improving Your Health, we bring things full circle and talk about what the future holds for Medicare beneficiaries. Filling in for Richard today is Fallon Chief Communications Officer Christine Cassidy.

The Evolution of Medicare Part III

The Evolution of Medicare Part III

In the second part of a three-part series, we’re talking with Fallon Health President and CEO Richard Burke about the evolution of an important program for many of us, especially those who are 65+ or getting close. Last month, we learned more about what Medicare is and why it’s so important. In this month’s Improving Your Health, our focus shifts to the role of private plans including Worcester’s connection to Medicare Advantage.

The Evolution of Medicare Part III

How Medicare Has Changed the Landscape of Health Care Access

Medicare’s promise is that Americans over 65 and people with disabilities can age with dignity, knowing they will have fair access to affordable health care. In a three part-series, Improving Your Health with Fallon’s Richard Burke takes a closer at the evolution of this vitally important program. This morning, we start with how Medicare has changed the landscape of health care access in the U.S. over the last 57 years.

How Hospital at Home Is Making a Meaningful Difference in Patient Lives

How Hospital at Home Is Making a Meaningful Difference in Patient Lives

Innovative programs like Hospital at Home have been critical to improving the care of older adults during the pandemic. But these programs are at risk. In this episode of Improving Your Health with Fallon’s Richard Burke, we discuss how Hospital at Home is making a meaningful difference in patient lives— and efforts to protect access to them. Joining Hank are Fallon’s Chief Communications Officer Christine Cassidy and Fallon’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Brumley.

Language and Cultural Barriers in Healthcare

Language and Cultural Barriers in Healthcare

As our community becomes increasingly diverse, how are stakeholders ensuring they are doing their part to deliver timely and high-quality care to those who need it most?

Caring For Older Adults

Caring For Older Adults

Caring for our aging loved ones is a big responsibility. And there are many factors you should be considering when it comes to helping them achieve their health goals.

What is health equity?

What is health equity?

In this edition of “Improving your health with Fallon’s Richard Burke” we’re focusing on this important topic, discussing some of the biggest drivers of health inequities in our community.

Health Equality, Health Care Costs and Better Care for Elders

Health Equality, Health Care Costs and Better Care for Elders

“It’s not enough to have access to healthcare…you have to be able to get the care at the right time, and the right place, when you need it.” Improving Your Health with Fallon Health‘s Richard Burke. Host Hank Stolz speaks with Richard Burke, President and CEO, of Fallon Health. Richard Burke has served as President and CEO of Fallon Health since 2015.

FALLON HEALTH

FALLON HEALTH

with Fallon Health CEO Richard Burke

 

Improving Your Health with Fallon Health’s Richard Burke provides an experienced voice and local perspective on some of the biggest health care topics today—and the ones that matter most to you. During these monthly chats, you’ll hear directly from Fallon Health’s CEO Richard Burke who will weigh in on a wide range of hard-hitting topics and health care innovations. The segment airs the last Wednesday of the month at 8:35 on Talk of the Commonwealth on the Radio Worcester Network.  AM 830 WCRN and live streaming at www.radioworcester.com.

About Fallon Health

Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a community-focused not-for-profit health care services organization based in Worcester, Massachusetts. Committed to caring for those who need us most, we pride ourselves on providing coordinated, integrated care for older adults and for individuals with complex health needs. We serve as a provider of care through our Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). 

Dedicated to delivering high quality health care, we are continually rated among the nation’s top health plans for member experience and service and clinical quality. Learn more at fallonhealth.org or follow us on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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