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On this week's show, hosts Andrew Dietz and Doug Field talk with special guests from copatient, Brighton Health Plan Solutions and TASC.
The first guest is Tom Torre, CEO at copatient, a health care expense management company. In this segment, Tom joins the hosts to discuss the big health care trends that copatient is seeing in the market today and why copatient exists. As an industry veteran with past executive roles at FIS Global and Alegeus Technologies, Tom will also touch upon copatient’s medical bill review and negotiation service and out-of-network claims management service and what benefit these services have to health plans, employers, brokers and TPAs.
The second guest is Simeon Schindelman, CEO of Brighton Health Plan Solutions (parent company of MagnaCare). The traditional health care system fails to align the interests of the key players, doesn’t put consumer care first and also underserves other key stakeholders, such as care providers, plan sponsors, families of patients and brokers/agents. Educating plan sponsors and plan participants about options and tradeoffs, while developing trusting relationships so they value advice being offered, will improve their ability to access and use the health care system most appropriately. In this interview, Simeon and the hosts talk about thoughtful approaches to lowering health care costs, improving quality and increasing the satisfaction of all participants in the health care system.
The final guest on this week's program is Jason Westphal, legislative analyst at TASC. As head of TASC’s Governmental Affairs team, a member of ECFC and former chief of staff in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Jason will provide listeners with insights on legislative issues pertaining to compliance for the small employer, document storage, sharing and tracking, the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate and ERISA.
The new season of HealthCare Consumerism Radio gets underway this morning as hosts Andrew Dietz and Doug Field welcome special guests from ECFC and Acclaris. Topics on today's show will include the “Cadillac” tax, account-based plans and more, with an underlying focus on an industry outlook for the year ahead.
The first guest is Bill Sweetnam, the legislative and technical director for ECFC, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and expanding employee benefit programs on a tax-advantaged basis. In this interview, Bill will discuss being a part of the ECFC for the past six months and the significant strides the organization is poised to make in advancing health care consumerism in 2016. A 30-year industry veteran, Bill will also discuss the work underway, the repercussions of the “Cadillac” tax and the ongoing initiative of the ECFC to repeal it.
The second guest on the show is Seth Ravine, the chief revenue officer for Acclaris, a Willis Towers Watson company. With a new year now underway, some things still don’t change. The two core components that are needed to drive effective health care initiatives will remain the same: long-term engagement and an integrated experience. However, there will be changes in the year ahead to make those components a reality. In this interview, Seth will discuss his five industry predictions for a successful new year.
Join us this Thursday 7PM as we are proud to present Trisha Torrey, Health Advocate. This show is for anyone
The Whole Scoop is proud to present: The Importance of Health Care Advocacy with Trisha Torrey. We will discuss why everyone who is unfamiliar with today’s health care system (including: testing, admission, surgery etc.) should utilize the services of an Advocate.
Trisha Torrey has been Every Patient’s Advocate since her misdiagnosis experience in 2004. Since then her work has focused on patients, their access to good and decent care, their experiences with the healthcare system, and their health and medical outcomes.
To that end, she has been involved in many activities across the United States, from New England, to Southern California, from Florida to Alaska, and everywhere in between.
Trisha is the Author of the YOU BET YOUR LIFE Series along with many other books and/or publications. She is also the Founder/Director of the Advo connection. (Advoconnection.com).
With the healthcare business being what it is today, it seems like all the health care providers are parts of big organizations and most of those organizations are headed up by men. So if there is a difference between men and women in the way patients are treated and care is dispensed, what does it mean if most of the direct providers are female and the head honchos are male?
Lots of questions, some answers.
Andrea Piatt, PhD., ABPP, is the principal and founder of Commonwealth Psychology Associates in Massachusetts. She is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in assessment of adults with neurological injury or disease, medical conditions, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and or emotional problems that impact academic or work life. And she is interested in helping women providers be owners and not just worker bees when it comes to helping patients.
The Department of Health of today functions as both the state regulatory agency and the territorial public health agency for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
As set forth by the Virgin Islands Code, Titles 3 and 19, the Department of Health (DOH) has direct responsibility for conducting programs of preventive medicine, including special programs in Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning, Environmental Sanitation, Mental Health, and Drug and Substance Abuse Prevention.
DOH also is responsible for health promotion and protection, regulation of health care providers and facilities, and policy development and planning, as well as maintaining the vital statistics for the population.
DOH provides Emergency Medical Services, issues birth and death certificates, performs environmental health services, and conducts health research and surveys. The Department is also responsible for regulating and licensing health care providers and facilities, and assumes primary responsibility for the health of the community in the event of a disaster.
An Obstetrician, Surgeon and General Practitioner, Dr. Knud Knud-Hansen was born in Denmark. He received his early education in Copenhagen and upon completion he entered the University to pursue a medical career. Dr. Hansen in his autobiography, From Denmark to the Virgin Islands, describes these years as "long years of happy misery". To support himself through medical school he taught Zoology in a Miss West's Higher Girls School and doubled as a news critic for a newspaper syndicate.
When slaves became ill or their sense of justice was stifled, they often sought help in the spiritual world and went to the “Obeah man”. With rituals and magical objects, he could restore health and a sense of justice.
HIPAA, HITECH, Omnibus, PCI regulations - these are words that can strike fear into the heart of any Behavioral Health organization. They don't need to as we found after speaking with our guest today on Mental Health News Radio. We sat down with Marc Haskelson, the President and CEO of Compliancy Group, to find out how easy compliance can be.
Read the full article HERE.
What is the difference between HIPAA and Meaningful Use (MU) ?
Do I have to attest for Meaningful Use? What If I don’t attest?
Who is considered a Vendor or a Business Associate?
I am now accepting Medicare, does that put me at a higher risk for an audit just like everyone else?
If I completed a Risk Assessment last year, do I have to do it again this year?
Is there an insurance policy available that helps an entity with HIPAA fines?
What triggers an audit? How do they know that they should audit you?
Has your software solution ever been involved where an actual audit was being done by either CMS or OCR?
If an EHR vendor or billing agency, as an example, are not following HIPAA compliance where can one go to report these actions?
Is health care in the US truly affordable to all? What happens when the cost for the insurance outweighs the actual benefits? Has Obama-care turned good health insurance into mediocre to bad? This and much more will be discussed.
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Please join us this Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. PST and 7:00 p.m. EST for a live show with host Denise Messenger. Our special guest is Helene Byrne. She is a pre-and-post natal health and fitness expert and is the founder of BeFit-Mom, the publisher of the award-winning DVD “Bounce Back Fast: Post Natal Core Conditioning” and the author of the acclaimed book “Exercise After Pregnancy: How to Look and Feel Your Best” now in its second edition. Her latest publication, the “Perfect Pregnancy Pounds” App, improves maternal and fetal health by giving women the tools that they need to gain the ideal amount of weight for their individual needs. She will be teaching us today her secrets on how to be fit in pregnancy. You asked for it and we deliver!
We welcome back Scott Lloyd, President of MTM Services, to Mental Health News Radio. When you want to challenge yourself and work with THE Behavioral Health consulting firm in the business you reach out to Scott lloyd. MTM Services is a strategic partner with The National Council for Behavioral Health - the heart of what's happening in and the future of Behavioral Healthcare.
Our CEO, Kristin Walker, will be presenting at the 2016 National Council Conference in Las Vegas with Scott. Today we give you small taste of what we'll be focusing on for our presentation.
The topic? What's Your Problem: You or Your EHR
Tuesday, March 8th at 10 AM Ceasars Palace, Las Vegas
Session Code: C20
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Please join us this Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. PST and 7:00 p.m. EST for a live show with host Denise Messenger. Our special guest is Dr Gil Kajiki. He is the founder of the Valley Thyroid Institute. He graduated from the Pasadena College of Chiropractic and has been a chiropractor for 30 years. The main focus of his practice is thyroid and Auto Immune conditions.
Through working with his patients he developed the Kajiki Protocol for determining thyroid and autoimmune issues with a particular concentration on Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. He offers his patients answers and protocols to improve thyroid function and overall health.
With his roots in chiropractic-biophysics, Dr. Kajiki was busy helping patients in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California with their spinal structural corrective care when his wife became ill with what at first appeared to be Epstein Barr.
As he watched his wife’s health deteriorate under the care of several doctors, Dr. Kajiki began a relentless search for answers to why his healthy wife could become so ill and yet no one seemed to know how to care for her. After more than two years of tests, medication, B12 shots, and finally hospitalization, it was her husband and not her medical provider who came to her rescue.
After countless hours of study, consultation with colleagues, and testing, Dr. Kajiki diagnosed his wife with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition that attacks the thyroid. He spent the next several months treating her autoimmune condition through natural supplements, lifestyle modifications, and dietary changes. She is now symptom free and doesn’t take any thyroid medication. Dr. Kajiki has an educational 5 DVD series of self-help for patients with chronic thyroid problems called “The Thyroid Mystery Solved”. You asked for it and we deliver!