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Five Upcoming Podcasts

October 24th: Mr. Bobby Watts, CEO of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) will discuss the innumerable health care and social issues homeless Americans face and his organization's efforts to address these.  See: https://nhchc.org/

October 30th: Dr. Rick Doblin, Founder and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), will discuss his organization's medical research and educational-related efforts regarding the therapeutic/clinical uses of psychedelics and marijuana.  Listeners may be aware Johns Hopkins recently announced it will create a Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research to study compounds like LSD and psilocybin for a range of mental health problems including depression and addiction.  Re: MAPS, see: https://maps.org/ and regarding Hopkins, see: https://hub.jhu.edu/2019/09/04/hopkins-launches-psychedelic-center/.

October 31st: Dr. Azra Raza, Professor of Medicine and Director of the MDS Center at Columbia University, is the author the the recently published work, The First Cell and the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last.  The Kirkus Review described the work as "a welcome argument that we are overdue for a change in the paradigm for treating cancer."Week of November

Week of November 4th: Dr. Kate Goodrich, CMS Chief Medical Officer and Director of the agency's Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) will discuss CMS' Medicare quality measurement programming including the agency's recent proposal to create MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) Value Pathways (MVPs) program.

November 13th: Chris Palmieri, President and Chief Executive Officer of the (Massachusetts) Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA), will discuss the Alliance's efforts to care for 32,00 low income, disabled and elderly patients, in part, via its Mobile Integrated Health pilot program.  See: http://www.commonwealthcarealliance.org/



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