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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.
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.
On this week's program, hosts Doug Field and Andrew Dietz welcome guests from two innovative startups – Claritas Mindsciences and Surgeo – onto the program to discuss their digital health solutions.
The first guest on this week's program will be Phil Micali, chief commercial officer for Claritas Mindsciences. With over 30 years of experience in the health and wellness sectors, Phil now brings his expertise to bear on a new solution that merges mindfulness, digital technology and behavioral psychology to enable people to control their cravings and addictions. In this segment, Phil and the hosts will discuss the products offered by Claritas Mindsciences and how neurofeedback technology can effectively be used for smoking cessation and other healthy changes in behavior.
The second guest will be Arnon Krongrad, MD, president and CEO of Allevion, a health care technology company. As a physician with decades of experience, Dr. Krongrad created Surgeo, Allevion's flagship product, to connect patients to the best surgeons for the best price. Surgeo is an online marketplace that simplifies access to a highly qualified surgeon network. The services of every surgeon are transparently priced and conveniently packaged with the facility, anesthesia and other necessary components. In this interview, Dr. Krongrad and the hosts will discuss the causes for variation in cost for health care procedures and how the online Surgeo portal empowers consumers with knowledge and choice.
On this week's edition of HealthCare Consumerism Radio, hosts Ron Bachman and Doug Field are live in the studio for a discussion on trends in population health management and how changes toward a consumer-centric health care model are affecting all stakeholders in the system.
For the first segment on today's program, the hosts welcome Jack Curtis, founder and chief executive officer of Corporate Health Partners, to the show. A speaker at this June's FORUM & Expo, the chair of the Leadership Committee at HERO and an overall thought leader in health management, Jack discusses some of the latest trends in corporate wellness today. Jack and the hosts also cover the content of this June's FORUM & Expo general session, recent HERO research and how to engage the C-suite in corporate wellness efforts.
The second guest on this week's show is Robin Hooker, the director of healthcare marketing for UPS, a global leader in logistics. In this segment, Robin and the hosts discuss how the shift toward patient-centric care is affecting all participants in the health care system. Today, patients are choosing more direct-to-home deliveries; walk-in clinics, such as CVS Minute Clinic and MedPost Urgent Care, are on the rise; the middle class and aging populations in emerging markets are growing. These are impacting the health care supply chain immensely. With health care consumerism on the rise globally, logistics partners are required to innovate now more than ever to ensure a safe end-to-end shipping experience for biologics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and more.
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.
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).
On this week's program, hosts Ron Bachman and Doug Field welcome two guests to the program to cover financial wellness, digital health tools and more. In the show's opening 10 minutes, the hosts discuss highlights of the upcoming Private Exchange FORUM conference program.
The first guest is Denise Winston, founder of Money Starts Here, a financial education company. Most of us are no strangers to financial worries, especially in today’s economy. In the workplace, however, there’s a growing concern that needs addressing: the impact of financially stressed employees on their employers. The harsh reality is that the majority of working Americans are already living paycheck to paycheck, and it’s about to get worse. Unfortunately, due to the ACA, many employers have seen huge increases in their health care premiums and have no other option except to shift more of those health care costs onto their already financially stressed employees. In this segment, Denise and the hosts will take a look at what monetary worries will do to an employee’s quality of life -- and how that impacts a company’s bottom line.
The second guest is Paul Ketchel, CEO of MDsave. As an ever-growing number of patient-consumers begin to feel the impact of their high-deductible plans, January is an appropriate time to take a fresh look at new and emerging tools and solutions that address the "consumerization" of health care. In this conversation with Paul Ketchel, the CEO of digital health care startup MDsave, we will take a look at what solutions are offered directly to consumers today, through their current insurance carriers and through their employers. It is well understood that the cost burden of health care is shifting to the consumer. What is not understood are the current options for mitigating that cost burden without compromising on care.
On this week's edition of HealthCare Consumerism Radio, the hosts welcome two special guests to the program for a discussion on health care payments, health engagement, life insurance, health incentives and more.
The first guest on the program will be Vineet Gulati, chief executive officer of HealthExpense. Similar to the shift from pension plans to individual retirement accounts years ago, employers are switching from defined benefit to a defined contribution that their employees control. Therefore, the employee-consumer today has to make more health insurance and health care purchasing decisions. This shift has been rapid, and consumers need to learn very quickly how to use vehicles like HSAs, FSAs and HRAs to cope with this expense-shift. In this interview, Vineet and the hosts will discuss what problems this shift is causing across the health care ecosystem and the innovations that are emerging to deal with these changes.
For the second segment on the show, the hosts will talk with Tal Gilbert, senior vice president of marketing and innovation for The Vitality Group. Tal and the hosts will be discussing an innovative new solution that brings together life insurance and wellness incentives. John Hancock Insurance recently launched a new approach to life insurance in the U.S. that rewards people for healthy living. Developed through an exclusive, first-ever life insurance partnership with The Vitality Group, the new solution integrates life insurance with a comprehensive healthy living program.
For the second episode of 2016, hosts Andrew Dietz and Doug Field are on the air with special guests from YouPlus Health and NextHealth Technologies to talk about wearables, health data, ED overuse, data analytics and more.
The first guest on this week's show will be Dr. Steven Willey, the chief scientist of YouPlus Health, a mobile health solution that enables healthy behaviors. With the popularity of wearables at the height it is now, we see more people being forced to constantly look at pieces of data around their health. At first, this may be exciting and new, but it eventually becomes frustrating because it gives people no information or guidance to help them improve their health. In this interview, Dr. Willey and hosts will discuss the importance of providing context around people’s health data.
The second guest on this week's program will be Eric Grossman, chief executive officer of NextHealth Technologies. Overuse of emergency departments by patients in the United States for conditions that could more appropriately be treated at less costly points of care has been estimated to cost our health care system up to $38 billion per year. Reducing inappropriate use of the ED has become an urgent priority for many health care risk managers. In this interview, Eric and the hosts will discuss how NextHealth achieved a 26 percent reduction in avoidable ED visits for a targeted Medicaid population of a large regional health plan in Colorado in just a few months using predictive analytics.
Medicine should be about the diagnosing, treating, and preventing of disease. But, in America, we’ve gotten all that mixed up. The patient-physician relationship has been evaporated and has been invaded by third-parties fueling flames that are entirely unhelpful to actual patient care. Healthcare has become one of the most polarizing topics in the United States. Fewer and fewer people are finding value in America’s medical system, as growing distrust continues to mount.
Join us as we speak with Rocky Bilhartz, MD author of Finding Truth in Transparency: Our Broken Healthcare System and How We Can Heal It - a riveting uncensored look into the healthcare problems our country is facing - this book gives a peek behind the “Iron Curtain” of medicine and you will be shocked by what you find there. Dr. Bilhartz conveys an unprecedented understanding of why physicians are getting out of medicine, why your medical bills are too high, and why your insurance plan is too confusing.
A practicing physician in the field interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease, Dr. Bilhartz is a graduate of Rice University and received a joint Medical Doctor (M.D.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree with specialization in Health Organizational Management from Texas Tech University Health Science Center.
As a doctor, author, and speaker, his mission is to help you take back your healthcare.
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