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  • Lets Get Aquainted

    in Health

    FYI Dialysis Patients Informed was the brainchild of a few dialysis patients who are located throughout the United States.  We started FYI Dialysis Patients Informed because there is very limited information that is given to patients once they start dialysis.  Not to mention the very limited patient to patient social and emotional interaction.  Of course, they have their doctors and their in-clinic care team but for most patients their friends and family no longer keep in touch.  





  • Loretta talks to Celebrity CEO PR & Marketing Strategist Jules Wortman

    in Entertainment

    Loretta McNary Live, The Radio Show is the internationally syndicated "go-to" show bringing together some of the world’s greatest visionaries, change agents: best-selling authors, empowerment speakers, leading-edge technology influencers, eco- friendly advocates and educators, world-renowned spiritual leaders, gospel performers, filmmakers, artists, and professionals and lay persons that encourage and support individual and community growth.

    Our guest today is Celebrity Publicist Jules Wortman.

    Jules Wortman serves as president and owner of Wortman Works Media & Marketing based in Nashville, TN. Jules is a veteran public relations and marketing strategist who has developed a number of national campaigns for record labels, brands, developments, authors, music, sports entertainment, special events and many others. She has lead the PR and Artist Development departments at major record labels including Warner Bros. and MCA and Atlantic Records, as well as a top professional wrestling promotion seen in over 100 countries each week. Wortman has served on the board of the Country Music Association (CMA) and has been an active member of Leadership Music Academy of Country Music, The Country Music Association.

    Her clients include or have included lifestyle brands Salt Life and Redneck Riviera, Chevrolet, Country Music Television (CMT), Warner Bros. Records, SouthStar, TNA Entertainment, Third Day, Red Light Management, Big Kenny, gubernatorial candidate in Tennessee, a press secretary for the 2K presidential campaign, Big & Rich, Kid Rock, The GMA Dove Awards, The ACA Awards on Fox, Capitol Records, Sony Music, Time Life Music, Tim McGraw, Deana Carter, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Charlie Daniels Band and many others.

    Jules is a recognized expert in her field, often serving as an expert voice in the media, having been profiled on GAC, CNN and other outlets as an authority on the entertainment space and media relations.

  • 00:31

    #RxChat CMS Decision on Proposed Changes to Medicare Part D

    in Business

    CMS Decision on Proposed Changes to Medicare Part D

    1. How have preferred networks affected the business of pharmacy?

    2. How aware do you feel pharmacists are of how payor issues affect patients and pharmacies?

    3. How do patients react to price fluctuations between $0 copay and the donut hole?

    4. What changes would you like to see improved in Part D to help pharmacies and patients?

    5. What do you believe are the most impacting NEXT STEPS for Pharmacists & Pharmacy owners on this pressing subject? 

    Today's #RxChat Pharmacy Podcast is sponsored by technology innovation iMedicare: http://imedicare.com/contact 

    The #RxChat Pharmacy industry Twitter dicussion was founded by RxWiki and the Pharmacy Podcast Show. 

  • 01:01

    Dialysis Talk "The ESRD Networks and CMS leave patients vulnerable to ABUSE"!

    in Health

    Educate yourselves on how the ESRD Networks and CMS  operate and how their main concern is to protect themselves and in doing so it leaves the patients vulnerable to abuse in the dialysis clinics.  Now is the time to speak out!

    Frank discussions with Dialysis patient's, healthcare workers, doctors and clinics about care issues in Dialysis.

    An open forum to help patients and caregivers work together to improve training and the overall health of patients.

    Hosted by: Dialysis Advocates LLC

    15 years advocating, and consulting within dialysis care.


  • 00:17

    ACO Reflections: Privia & CMS Announced Pioneer Results

    in Health

    On a special edition of 'This Week in Accountable Care' we'll chat with Farzad Mostashari, MD, CEO and Founder of Aledade about the recent announcement of Privia Health and the simultaneous release of results in the Pioneer [ACO] program by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

    For some commentary on the significance of the Privia Health announcement, see: 'IPA 2.0 the Preferred ACO Chassis?' and for the CMS release see: 'Pioneer ACOs improve quality, have mixed results on slowing spending, CMS says.'


  • 00:50

    Coffee Party Meet the Candidate - Mark Gilbert

    in Politics

    Mark Gilbert has been a Coffee Party USA member since 2014. Since joining, he has become very involved, assisting in the start-up of the Campaigns and Actions Workgroup and then stepping into the lead when the need arose.  Through his efforts on that committee, he has taken a sponsorship role in setting up most of the party's monthly events including several book club programs.  Mark also supports the Newsroom as one of the group's bloggers, routinely posting thought provoking articles from his website.

    Mark is the author of four books on spiritual evolution, publishes the website Conscious Bridge and serves the home office of Centers for Spiritual Living (CSL) as their Global Services Coordinator.  He is an ordained minister with Centers for Spiritual Living  and served for 3 years as an assistant minister at one of their local communities, New Dawn Center for Spiritual Living in Aurora, Colorado.

    Mark served for over 33 years with the Federal government.  When he retired in 2009.   he was the Regional Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Denver Regional Office, overseeing the Medicare outreach and education activities of 10 mid-western and western states. Major accomplishments during his tenure with CMS included major roles in the implementation of the Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program, the 1-800-Medicare service and the Medicare Part D program. He is a Senior Fellow with the Council on Excellence in Government and was a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service.

    Mark  lives in Lakewood, Colorado, with his wife, Mary, and his chocolate lab, Harmony. He holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and a MA in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute in Colorado.  He is the father of 5 grown children (including triplets) and 4 grandchildren.

    His website can be found at www.consciousbridge.com.

  • 00:31

    Meet Jennifer Drago @SunHealth

    in Health

    On the Wednesday, June 3rd 2015 broadcast at 9AM PT/12PM ET our special guest is Jennifer Drago, Executive Vice President, Population Health for Sun Health.

    Complete bio for Jennifer here:

    'As executive vice president of population health, Drago has played a pivotal role in developing and launching several groundbreaking population health-style programs, including the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, Care Transitions, Community Education and Memory Care Navigator.

    Several of these programs have received national recognition for quality and innovation.

    Drago has worked in health care for more than 20 years, including stints as an associate administrator for Boswell Memorial Hospital and Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital. She also held the position of vice president of planning services for the former Sun Health hospital system.'

    More about Sun Health: 

    Sun Health is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Arizona that is committed to building health programs that enhance the lives of everyone it serves – residents, patients, donors and volunteers. A leading-edge example is Sun Health’s population-based approach to chronic disease management.

    Join Fred Goldstein @fsgoldstein and me @2healthguru for a deeper dive into one long term and post acute care (including assisted living and memory care) health eco-system's grasp on and future plans for population health and their innovative CMS Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP).

  • 00:49

    Merging Our Youth with Arts & Culture with Special Guest, Keith Cradle

    in Entrepreneur

    Mr. Cradle has over 15 years of experience working with non-profit organizations and small businesses. Keith is driven to help others succeed in their passions as well as to strive for growth. He knows how to make the right company goals by developing new ways of doing it.

    Mr. Cradle is currently on the Board of Directors for Carolina Voices (www.carolinavoices.org), The Bechtler Museum (www.bechtler.org), and the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council for Mecklenburg County. He has previously served on the Knight Foundation CLT Advisory Board, the Board of Directors for Hands on Charlotte and the Ada Jenkins Center.

    His community based initiatives have been awarded the 2001 NACO award for outstanding program of the year in the state of North Carolina, the Golden Project Award 2004 from the North Carolina Public Health Association, the Kathy Kerr Outstanding Health Education Project Award 2004, 2006 APPCNC Award for pregnancy prevention program of the year in North Carolina, and the 2007 Outstanding Service Award from Crossroads Charter High School [CMS]. In 2012, he was awarded the Young and Powerful for Obama Rising Star Award. He was recently selected into the Community Building Initiatives Leaders under 40 and Charlotte Style Magazines 25 Most Stylish.

    He has a BA in Communications from Johnson C. Smith University, a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a MBA/MSL from Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Cradle is currently pursuing his PhD in Organizational Leadership & Management from Walden University in Baltimore, MD.  


  • 00:31

    Bonni Lile Titgemeyer on Pay Equity

    in Social Networking

    Bonni Lile Titgemeyer CEBS SPHR CHRL CMS SHRM-SCP @BonniToronto , Managing Director, The Employers' Choice Inc drops by @DriveThruHR  to talk about Pay Equity

    DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals.  Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources. Our hosts and special guest cover a wealth of topics, including HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture and Strategic HR, every day at 12:00 pm Central Time.  The radio program is hosted by @williamtincup, @Thehrbuddy @TheOneCrystal & @MikeVanDervort..  The #1 HR show, with amazing HR conversations and follow us on the twitters at  @drivethruhr and #dthr.




  • 00:31

    Catching Up With Aledade

    in Health

    Today's guest is Dr. Farzad Mostashari, Founder and CEO of Aledade. Our host, Dr. Pat Salber, will be discussing with Farzad the recent news with Aledade since our last conversation with him, which can be found here.

    Sneak Peek:

    1.  The Aledade ACOs (a Delaware ACO and a Primary Care ACO spanning NY, MD, and AR) launched on January 1st.

    CMS Announcement:


    Aledade Blog on the Approval: 


    2.  In preparation for the ACOs going live, Aledade has instituted two major tech advancements at their practices:

    "Outreach," a Patient Engagement Application.
    A software platform to notify primary care docs and their staffs  when patients are admitted, discharged, or transferred into/out of hospitals and other treatment facilities.

    3.  Brookings released an "ACO Toolkit" 

  • 00:57

    The Racin' Nation Radio Network Special Broadcast Live from CMS

    in Sports

    The Racin' Nation Radio Network is pleased to bring you The #NFB Tweet-Up LIVE from the zMax trailer at CMS!

    Join Benny, Darrell, Robyn and Shane as we cover this fun event during this 1 hour special event.