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  • 01:02

    Big Picture Health Care Trends & A Legislative Update

    in Business

    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.

  • 00:57

    2016 Outlook for Health Care & Benefits

    in Business

    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.

  • 00:55

    My American View: Hosted by A J: Politics, Health Care and Treason

    in Politics

    A. J. discusses his views on the candidates for president, health care reform, homeless VA Vets, ex-president Nixon's treason exposure and more right here on Living in America Euphoric Network. A. J. is very opinionated and his views on where America stands is creating a following here on this podcast.


    Come, hear what A. J. has to say about all the above topics. If would are interested in A.J's opinion on any topic contact me at williamthannaford@gmail.com and I will pass it on to A.J.

  • 01:04

    The Importance of Health Care Advocacy...You Need Someone ON YOUR SIDE!

    in Health

    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). 


     

  • 01:01

    GENDER AND THE HEALTH CARE BUSINESS

    in Current Events

    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.


     

  • 01:00

    USVI Health Care Through the Years Includes Dr. Knud Hansen's Contribution

    in Culture

    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.

  • 00:30

    GOTR Podcast: Talking Health Care in America

    in Health

    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.


     


    Have an opinion? Feel free to give us a call (646) 787-8478, tweet us @GOTRPodcast like us on facebook: Facebook.com/GOTRPodcast, follow our stream here on blogtalkradio or email us guysoftheroundtable@gmail.com We will read any and all feedback live on the air. 

  • 01:01

    HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE

    in Current Events

    There's been a push for years to have doctors, nurses, and health care folks to become more involved in screening and treating victims of intimate partner violence. There have been flyers taped in bathrooms, brochures stacked in waiting rooms, and once in a while a quesion about domestic violence on an intake form. But what are we really doing, is this the appropriate response, and what can we do better?


    Project Connect, a program funded by the Department of Human Serivces, has trained doctors and nurses about how to talk with patients about domestic violence and sexual assault, and that can be a tough thing to do.


    Lisa James, Director of Health at Futures Without Violence, has worked with experts in medicine, violence and policy to work out an effective health care response to abuse. She is a recipient of the American Medical Association's Citation for Distinguished Service for her efforts to train health care provicers on domestic violence, and she coordinates the biennial National Conference on Health Care and Domestic Violence.


    Join us as we discuss the role of health care providers in helping victims of sexual and domestic violence.

  • 00:46

    HEALTH MEDIA NOW-DR. KAJIKI-HOW TO MAINTAIN GOOD THYROID HEALTH!

    in Health

    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!


     

  • 01:00

    Nu Wellness Health Talks with Dr. Cherilyn Lee

    in Nutrition

    Tune in Wednesday from 11am-12pm for Nu Wellness Health Talks. Call Dr. Lee live at (713) 955-0412

  • 00:31

    Obama Care Scam! or The last chance to save a disfunctional Health Care System!!

    in Health

    Obama Care is trying to save a health care system that doesn't work!


    There is a wave of over 1.7 million autistic children requiring $50,000.00 of care per year comming to medicare.


    Young people who don't utilize the medical services are asked to join to cover the ineffective care of the older sicker people.


    Multiple states have not signed up.


    People who do sign up are finding out that the costs are several times higher than the private pland they had.


    Don't miss this life saving episode!!