Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, analyzes health care after COVID-19

October 20, 2020
Chris Mazzolini

Chris Mazzolini is the editorial director of Medical Economics

McClellan, a former CMS and FDA leader, discusses how to transform health care in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the role for primary care.

There are seven episodes in this video series. Click the arrows to navigate between the videos and the thumbnail to watch a specific episode.


The COVID 19 pandemic is a monumental challenge for the U.S. health care system — but its also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shake up the healthcare delivery status quo, which relies on a fee for service system that is outdated and leaves both physicians and patients wanting more.

Today I’m joined by Dr Mark McClellan to discuss that opportunity. Dr McClellan is a former CMS administrator and FDA commissioner, and now serves as the Director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University.

What should a post-pandemic health care delivery system look like? And what roll should primary care physicians hold in this system?

Video 1: Introducing our guest: Mark McClellan, MD

Video 2: Grading the U.S. pandemic response

Video 3: Imagining the post-COVID-19 healthcare system

Video 4: Bonuses or penalties: The best way to promote value-based care

Video 5: Paying for telehealth

Video 6: Paying for primary care in a post-COVID healthcare system

Video 7: Why physicians are the leaders the U.S. needs