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  • 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). 


     

  • 01:00

    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.

  • Right Care Health Matters

    in Health

    Right Care

  • 00:53

    Behavioral Health Compliance: Making It Easy for Providers and Agencies

    in Psychology

    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?

  • 00:53

    HEALTH MEDIA NOW-HELENE BYRNE-HOW TO BE FIT IN PREGNANCY

    in Health

    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!


     

  • 00:25

    The Behavioral Health EHR Landscape: Scott Lloyd, President MTM Services

    in Psychology

    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


    Enjoy the full article here.

  • 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. 

  • 00:28

    Design for Health and Wellbeing

    in Health

    Welcome our February conversation on Design for Health and Wellbeing with Amy Cueva, Co-Founder, Mad*Pow.


    How does design in technology affect how consumers, caregivers, and health advocates help us improve public health and personal health and wellbeing?  This is a key topic in healthcare today as we aim to reduce costs, increase access and improve the quality of healthcare.  You’ll want to hear just how the “softer side” of technology is heading, with emphasis on empathy and empowerment.


    If your personal or professional mission includes transforming the healthcare system through improved engagement, empowerment, empathy and efficiency, I invite you to join me with Amy Cueva, Founder, Chief Experience Officer. 


    Just listen here on February 11th and also find out about a great conference in Boston, April 5-6th called HxRefractored, sponsored by Mad*Pow and Health 2.0.


    Join the movement for better health and wellbeing with innovations from design technology.


    That’s  Feb 11th at 1:30 pm or listen/download with this link!

  • 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.